Right now, women’s’ opportunity for education and basic survival are threatened in the hobbled, politicized economy in Zimbabwe. Professional photographer and Tualatin resident Paul Sivley has sat next to the 13 year old girls in Zimbabwe not going to school because their mothers have
to spend their very limited funds on HIV meds and food. There is no room for school fees and the daughter lacks any hopeful role models. On a more positive note, Paul has talked with women in Zimbabwe who have led lives of amazing inspiration, working for the benefit of others without expectation of personal material gain – yet they toil silently in the shadows of Zimbabwe because of
geographic isolation or the lack of media to bring resources to their efforts.