For the hundreds of individuals that have been on relief and mission trips to Mamelodi, South Africa and Charity and Faith Church, Mama Peggy is truely and inspiration. A retired school teacher, Mama Peggy has dedicated her life to working with and caring for HIV/Aids victims in the community and at the Bophelong Hospice. In addition she serves as Director of Personnel for Beaded Hope in South Africa. Beaded Hope, a Cincinati based non-profit provides a venue for the people of South Africa to market handcrafted bead work. This is how I've come to know Mama Peggy, by photographing the South African cultural jewelry.
These are a few of the images from the inspirational morning we spent with Mama Peggy and Jennifer Davis of Beaded Hope. For the complete story on Beaded Hope visit: www.beadedhope.org