First Steps

First Steps ©Ariane KirtleyFIRST STEPS: In this photo, Mari and Abdoulkarim help Indima take some of her first steps through the streets of our neighborhood in Niamey. 

I find this photo particularly cute because I remember helping Abdoulkarim and his little sister Fatoum Zara with their first steps.  I love the smiles of a child making his or her first steps in life; their pride as they join the ranks of the bipeds… their older brothers and sisters and parents. 

Also, for those of you concerned about Zeinabou in my previous post: Hadiza has traveled to the bush of Sai, and I cannot reach them, so I do not know how Zeinabou is.  I’ll keep you posted!