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Blikkiesdorp. Tin Town.

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22/03/2011. Family time. Blikkiesdorp, Delft. Cape Town, South Africa. Sharon Coleridge is feeding Duwayne Cloete, Luevanna Coleridge, Shannon-Lee Colerigde and Melissa Cloete shares interesting gossip about the people living in Blikkies. The reality that so many unfortunate people face in Blikkies is portrayed by this family. Most families live in extreme conditions every day. Living without running water and toilets. Life is simple and people live from hand to mouth. Families like these take care of each other and share everything. Good neighbors in extreme circumstances. Today there are about 8000 children calling Blikkiesdorp home.

(What gives life to this photograph: The people in the photograph are doing what they do every day. They wait. They wait for food donations and they wait to hear from government in regards to their housing issues. Most of the people living in these circumstances have been on housing lists for over 20 years. They are still waiting…)

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22/03/2011. Family time. Blikkiesdorp, Delft. Cape Town, South Africa. Sharon Coleridge is feeding Duwayne Cloete, Luevanna Coleridge, Shannon-Lee Colerigde and Melissa Cloete shares interesting gossip about the people living in Blikkies. The reality that so many unfortunate people face in Blikkies is portrayed by this family. Most families live in extreme conditions every day. Living without running water and toilets. Life is simple and people live from hand to mouth. Families like these take care of each other and share everything. Good neighbors in extreme circumstances. Today there are about 8000 children calling Blikkiesdorp home. (What gives life to this photograph: The people in the photograph are doing what they do every day. They wait. They wait for food donations and they wait to hear from government in regards to their housing issues. Most of the people living in these circumstances have been on housing lists for over 20 years. They are still waiting…)

Tags: blikkiesdorp, delft, south africa, cape town culture; people; environmental portrait

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