The Theme: Oceans
This is the story of Sumala and her little girl Amrita. They make a living on a beach North Goa.
With her limited English I managed to put her story to context. Her husband was a fisherman but for some fate he is not around anymore. She has moved into a bamboo shack with Amrita and scavages the beach for drift wood, sea shells, any fish left on the nets and fallen coco nuts to sell to passers by... She showed a dignified acceptance to it all, I went and bought some food for them at a little beach shack. What broke my heart was at the end of the time we spent there she asked me if I wanted to adopt her daughter as she'd have a much better future with me... I asked about her family, they are from another state but they can't afford to have her back as it'll mean two more mouths to feed... Sad story indeed...
Tags: Photo journalism
Landscape and travel
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