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This is Nini and her granddaughter. I will be traveling to the Philippines again this week.

Nini was one of the first recipients of a @wattsoflove solar light.

When we were giving Nini her light she said “why are you giving me this light? I am too poor to be loved!” It was truly heart breaking.

I can’t image the pain one must feel to express those type of words of despair.

When we gave her the light she was thrilled. Look at the expression on her face as she looks at her light. Amazing!

It has been a year since I was back to the Philippines and Ilin Island I am sure may things have changed, however the one constant will be that Ilin Island will always remain the place were I first realized photography can help provide and restore someone’s dignity.

I was honored to take Nini’s photograph.

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