100Cameras, a non-profit in New York City, works in partnership with organizations based in Sudan, Cuba and New York City to give cameras and teach photography to marginalized children in these communities.
But the mission doesn’t end there: the sale of these photographs funds programs that provide water, food, health care, education and other resources in these areas. All of the proceeds go back to the partnership organization in order to provide sustainable solutions for these children.
Photo credit: 100Cameras
The first 100Cameras project was established in fall 2008 with St. Bartholomew’s Orphanage in Kajo Keji, South Sudan, which cares for refugee orphans, many of whose parents died in the country’s brutal 21-year civil war. Here, proceeds have helped maintain trucks that transport food and medicine for the children in their care. After the success of the program in Sudan, 100Cameras launched similar programs in New York City in 2009 followed by Cuba in 2010.
We love 100Cameras because they believe in and know the power of collaboration. Angela explained how important their partnership organizations, like St. Bartholemew’s Orphanage, are. These partners have specific experience in the countries and communities where 100Cameras operates to make the program and the proceeds generated by sales as effective as possible. In addition, each partner helps 100Cameras stay in contact with the children in these communities so that their relationship doesn’t end when the project does.
There will soon be another exciting addition to the mix. 100Cameras is now working on project004 in Madurai, India, where they are joining the Russ Foundation to give cameras to orphans whose parents died from AIDS or who have been rescued from the sex industry.
Buy a 100cameras photo here. And check out more socially good products like these by visiting the ONE Store.
Designed Good is a social enterprise that connects you to up-and-coming socially conscious brands by telling the stories of how they’re making a difference. You can purchase 100cameras photos at www.designedgood.com and discover other inspiring products that give back.