five U.S. dollars / by Maranie Staab

we came upon this young girl and her mother while hiking in uganda back in december (she was shy and initially hid from us). our guide translated and we were told that she had a broken leg and was using the stick as a makeshift crutch because they could not afford one. 

we asked how much it was ... 15,000 uganda shillings ... about $5 USD. we gave her the money and walked on in silence -- some moments, experiences and realizations forever change how you see the world.