Photo and caption by Irina Macoviciuc
Vivian is almost 2 years old and lives with her missionary parents in the village of Mwandege, near the city of Dar er Salaam. We lived in the same place for a month. The photo was taken on the 5th of July 2012, while I was helping in the kitchen and her mother left her with us while she was doing other daily chores. Vivi was eating her porridge. Though she was barely communicating, Vivian gives her parents their identity. In the area they live in, the parents are called after their first born. So her parents, to everyone else, are Mama and Baba Vivian.
Location: Mwandege village, on the Coast Side of Tanzania