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the streets is no home

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Street beggars touch my heart. Leave alone the perceptions that some are working and making an honest day buck, Street beggars still touch my heart...
Am under the belief that no one really wants to be out begging, making a shilling in the scorching sun. I took this photo 'STEAL' fully as i was on a bank pavement, i watched this mother of twins lay out her 250 shillings coins probably to show its all she had gotten for the day...it was already 5'Oclock and there she was with her new born babes in the cold, stretching her hand. What hand does not get tired from stretching for over 5 hours i thought?
I further thought to my self probably the one shilling is for one of her twins and the next the other and fifty hers, street beggars still touch my heart.
All i wanted to state is the importance of making our homes safe..safe so that people will feel free enough to stay and work through the patches and not force people we love out to the streets .

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Anita Muhanguzi's picture

I Know

As much as we all try to make a living things can be never be easy especially for those who did not get a chance to study. I also feel for them most especially the mothers and the children. I try to help where i can but deep down inside me i know that i am encouraging them. We have to help them by finding them something more sustainable. Thank you for posting and continue with the good work my dear sister.

Mrs. Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Head of Legal and Advocacy
Centre for Batwa Minorities
a.kiddu@gmail.com
cfmlegal@gmail.com
Skype: mrs_muhanguzi

Tash's picture

Thanks. i was specifically

Thanks. i was specifically touched because i have seen at least a dozen women all with twins on different street corners in Kampala. I THOUGHT to my self this can not be happening and i really feel sorry for the babies.

Kind Regards,
Patsy.

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