Thursday, May 28, 2015

Out of the Jurisdiction: Peter


Peter was a farmer in Malawi, raising millet, maize, nuts and tobacco.  Malawi is a poor country.
His brother was doing well in South Africa, so Peter emigrated two years ago.
In Sun Valley Peter works as a gardener and helps with other yard chores.
He sends money home to his wife and children and visits when he can.

12 comments:

Mersad said...

I hope he will be able to bring his family to live with him.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Luis Gomez said...

Nice shot Jack.

Kate said...

I, too, hope that Peter's family can join him soon. When I read about these separated families I often wonder how they manage their emotional day-to-day lives without one another.

Tanya Breese said...

how sad to have to leave his family behind...we really forget how blessed we are here. i hope they are reunited soon!

José Mendonça said...

Migrant lives always are dramatic (we have no idea at all!) but at least Peter didn't have to cross the Mediterranean... and die, like many thousands have! Wish him and his family all the best.

Sylvia K said...

I do so agree with Jose!! We truly don't have any idea of what migrant lives are like! I, too, wish him and his family all the best!! A sad, but great capture, Jack, as always!! What a trip you are having!!!

RedPat said...

There are wonderful people all over the world living alone somewhere working to send money home! Good luck to him.

William Kendall said...

A strong portrait of Peter.

Bob Crowe said...

That's the story of millions, including my grandparents and probably yours. He has a sense of pride and self assurance.

Randy said...

Nice portrait.

Stefan Jansson said...

Leaving home to find work so you can feed the family. I wonder how many millions of people around the world is doing that today. Nice casual portrait of Peter.

jennyfreckles said...

It must be hard for those who have to separate from family to earn enough to live, but it must be true for so many people. We are fortunate.