Great Needs / by Ryan Chen

 

 

Everytime I go out on assignment, I'm constantly reminded of the deep needs in West Africa. The streets are filled with stories of the forgotten poor.

Conditions such as blindness not only effect the indivdual but the whole family as well. Children often become caregivers of their parents. I saw this girl (pictured above) helping her father navigate the
busy streets.

 

I saw this little child wandering in a field of trash

The need is great in Togo and a short ride through the streets of Lomé reminds me of why Mercy Ships
is here. 

 

© 2012 Mercy Ships-Photos by Ryan Chen