We'd like to extend a very wam thank you for donating to help Mae and her family. Because of you, we're closer to providing this vulnerable family with shelter during floods!
And there's more good news - a photo of Mae and her family has been chosen as a finalist in GlobalGiving's photo contest! The nominated photo was taken by our Media and Marketing Director, Emma, and it shows two year old Mae with her mom. Emma’s taken a lot of photos over the years in disaster zones stretching from Peru to Vietnam to Haiti, but this picture is one of her favorites.
“I took this photo right after hearing the family’s story. They’ve been through a lot, but they didn’t seem to have lost hope. This photo stands out to me because it really seems to show how Melanie – the mom of the family - felt. She looks tired but determined and certainly not depressed. And of course, how could you not love little Mae’s face? This was the only shot I could get with her looking at me! She was so camera shy!”
The $1,000 prize will let us stockpile essential food, medicines, and bedding for Mae and her family. It will let us invest in early warning systems before floods and materials to rebuild after floods. It will make all the difference for Mae and her family, so please vote!
Voting lasts until July 31st, but we hope you’ll vote right now and get us off to an early lead! Thanks so much and very warm regards!