Sunday, 27 October 2013

Cinci Lei Project Update

How are you?

A while back, I posted about a very special project 'Cinci Lei'. If you didn't see that post, link is here! It's an incredible story and project involving some incredible people and so I think it's definitely worth a read to find out about.

On October 25th something really really exciting happened.

I had an email through from Joost Vandebrug's Kickstarter campaign telling me that the £10,000 target needed to enable the project to really take off, was met. This means that the prints, books and DVD are now in production! You can still pledge a donation though, every extra pound over will go straight to the lost boys in many different forms such as warm clothes and shoes.

Vandebrug's project has even helped to give one of the Lost Boys-Nico, the chance to start school. This is incredible news considering it wasn't long ago, while in hospital, that it was discovered that 15 year old Nico has AIDS. It was a complete miracle at that time that he was breathing, let alone standing. 

These photographs aren't from too long ago:

But now look at him, his reaction after his first day of school:

I think a picture really can speak a thousand words. 

However, there is still so much more that can be done for the boys through the help of donations (which you can do so by clicking here) and also through word of mouth and social media; the more people who know, the more people who can get involved in the project & learn about this incredible story.

Photographs by Joost Vandebrug.


'No one has ever become poor by giving'
Anne Frank

Thank you so much for reading.
Until next time!


  1. Really touching, this story proves we all can help! sharing this, glad you wrote about it - I came to know about the lost boys only from your blog :)

    Anna xx
    Little Pretty Mess

    1. aw thank you so much Anna! I'm so glad :D L xo

  2. So beautiful to see that boy smiling! Thanks for sharing this heartwarming post. XOXO, Sissi

    1. Thanks for reading & your kind words; it really is a beautiful picture!


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