Noe Mazamani (age 14) attending Christian services at Congo for Christ Missionaries Church on a Sunday morning in Uvira, DRC.
Noe’s polio prevents him from attending CCMC services most Sundays as it requires too much time for his fellow orphans to carry him several miles.
Noe was told at a young age that he was cursed by witchcraft. He was later found to suffer from polio. He is unable to participate in several activities with the rest of the orphans, such as football or dancing routines. He has become incredible at games involving his hands and can get around on his wooden crutches for most commutes. He makes his way down the mountain to school five days a week, forty-five minutes each way.
Shot on assignment with A1:8, exploring what the reality, the challenge, the joy and the sacrifice is to support the Mango Tree school and Congo For Christ Center (CCC) orphanage in the DRC.