Balancing Act by the Little People Project.
"This installation was left in Khayelitsha, a township in Cape Town, last year. The settlement is home to around 500,000 people and experiences many problems such as poverty, crime and a high rate of HIV infection - an estimated 16% of the population. Life can be tough, especially for children.
This image will be available to purchase from my shows with a percentage of the proceeds going to Baphumelele
, a community project in Khayelitsha that aims to help local children. Specifically the money will be used in projects that help children who have been affected by HIV/AIDS - Clemens Cares For Kids
which helps children suffering from HIV/AIDS and Baphumelele Children’s Home
which looks after children who have been orphaned or abandoned.”
It is estimated that 26.4% of all adults in South Africa are HIV Positive, 40% are unemployed, and one third live on less than 2$ a day.