19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
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ARMANDE LOVE 47 years Arrival in 2007 Bottrop Street Apartment type T3 The first contact with Armande is by telephone. She has a soft and a little melancholy voice. She tells me in a few words that she is happy to leave because her stay to the neighborhood was only supposed to be transitory. As soon as she arrived, she had asked for larger accommodation, for her two teenage daughters and herself, and also less dilapidated. "Frankly, to be honest, this is not what I expected but I took this accommodation thinking that we would be able to do the restorative works that I wanted. After that things finally didn't happen but I still had this idea in my mind to leave because the rooms they had shown me were very small. I took this apartment to have something on a temporary basis and after being able to leave. ” Supporting the others to achieve their projects is the life mission of Armande, who dreams one day of making the trip backwards to return to her country of origin, the Central African Republic, and develop her own project of solidarity business there. I see her as an angel. At the same time, I feel her light, ready to go, ready to take flight to achieve her dreams and continue to help others: that's it, I have my image!

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Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Tourcoing, France
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © rossella piccinno