On the anniversary of Haiti’s earthquake, we bring you to the story of the Haitian Amputee Mothers Alliance (HAMA) and the photography of Sandra Wong Geroux. Sandra, who worked with the Kitchen Sisters for many years, recently travelled with nine other women to the village of Lamardelle where she documented women helped by HAMA; a program created under the non-proft organization Village of Vision for Haiti Foundation (VVHF).
Faced with the pressing needs of the earthquake’s maimed survivors, HAMA plans to take in 100 mothers, 60 of whom are amputees as a result of the earthquake, as well as their children. It aims to provide leading-edge, prosthetic treatment to the amputee women, and the maintenance and support to go with it, so they can resume working and providing for their children. It will do so by leveraging upon the collaborative effort between VVHF and the Peak Prosthetics Design Team in Salt Lake City, UT.
To listen to interviews with some of the women in the HAMA program and to view more photographs.
Photographs by Sandra Wong Geroux
Produced by Patty Fung in collaboration with Sandra Wong Geroux
For the Kitchen Sisters and the Hidden World of Girls Series
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