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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
African Mother

At sixteen years old, this young girl was raped by a boy living in her village. Her own mother, a village drunk, never cared for her. Now that she had her own child, she knew that her baby deserved a better life. Despite the circumstances, she became the mother that she always wanted.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2015
Date Uploaded: 09.2015
Photo Location: Lesotho
Camera: iPhone 5s
Copyright: © Makayla Springsteen