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Alex

Alex

Alex: “We were very very poor. My parents had eight children, and I’m right in the middle. My father worked for the municipality in Douala, Cameroon as a cleaner in the markets. My mother sold firewood. We didn’t have enough to live so we stayed with various family friends, on dirt floors. When the government of the city changed, my father lost his job and we were without food or means. I enjoyed playing football and I wanted to be a professional football player. I also dreamed of finding a better life and helping my family and helping people. I heard there was an opportunity for African players in Turkey and I know that I have talent. My father and my family used the last of their savings, which they had been saving for over two years, to send me to Turkey to pursue this dream. I can’t fail them because they put all of their hopes in me.”

Alex would like to register for classes in Istanbul and begin working towards his dream, but he is also still without basic necessities.


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Chel Wolverton uses her ever-present camera to capture moments that might otherwise go unseen -- but which morph into rich, resonant stories when framed by her lens. Whether her subject is a bird on a wire or faded graffiti or the flash of running legs in headlights, Chel stops time long enough for us to recognize beauty in the ordinary, or feel peace in the midst of chaos. Now based in near Boston, she loves to travel -- across the world or down the street -- to hone her craft and find inspiration.
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  • 11 Sponsors

    Urgent Cause
    Raised
    395 USD
    Goal
    5000 USD
  • 7.90%
    11 Sponsors
    395 of 5,000 USD


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