by Jonathan Newberry

I love simple things. Simple ideas. And it’s even better when those simple things can make a huge impact.

One such awesome simple idea comes from a nonprofit group called 100cameras. Here’s the basics of what they’re all about:

Step 1: They give a donated camera to person living in unjust conditions.
Step 2: They then use that camera, documenting their lives and telling their story.
Step 3: You buy the photo’s print. 100% of your money goes back to them.
Step 4: That person is empowered. And you have something beautiful as a reminder.

The 100cameras staff also works to implement a photography course among the children, including a series of introductory lessons about basic camera fundamentals. Both the course and the resources give children the opportunity to tell the stories their every day lives through these poweful images.

And here’s the simple way that you can help make a difference today:
Buy a print or card from With a small amount of money you can make a huge impact in Sudan, and you also get a great looking shot to hang on your wall.

And don’t forget, when someone purchases one of the children’s photos, 100 percent of that money is given back to the partner organization in the child’s community.

These photos are part of a 100cameras project, partnering with IWASSRU (International Widows Association for Southern Sudanese Refugees in Uganda) to benefit the orphans of Sudan. The project was taken to St. Bartholomew’s orphanage in Kajo Keji, Sudan.

The orphanage is home to 80 children in the southern Sudan region who have fallen victim to the 21-year civil war that has ravaged their country. Now their stories are brought to you. Have a glimpse into their reality. See what they see.

Jonathan Newberry is our super-talented webdesigner and LIS co-founder. You can contact him at jonathan [at]

One Comment

  1. Adolph:

    Danai12/05/2011Nomizo oti olo to tragoudi einai teeilo opos einai, thathela na arthronetai kalytera o stihos tou kommatiou tis rap, gia na akougontai pio kathara to simantiko noima ton stihon, kai na katalavainoun emeis kai oi xenoi to ti leei.

    4:26 pm on September 10th, 2012

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