Kiungo Book

“Kiungo – Images of Africa” is a collection of beautiful photographs taken in Africa over the last 16 years by 28 photographers from around the world. This book is a benefit for The Masomo Project a small non-profit group dedicated to educating the orphans of the Starehe Children’s home in Mwanza, Tanzania. All proceeds go to the charity, which is also a 100% volunteer run organization.

The idea for this book came to me after returning from Africa in 2006. I set out to find some amazing photographs that captured the beauty of the continent and compile them into a book to benefit The Masomo Project. I chose the Kiswahili word ‘Kiungo’ for the title because it means ‘connection’. I truly believe that the more we realize that we are all connected then inevitably the world will become a better place.

Photos of the book itself are below as well as the introductory text.

Find out more about Masomo / purchase Kiungo Images of Africa.
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I first became involved with Masomo Project through Kristina’s brother Steven whom I was working with at the time. I was immediately drawn to the idea of doing something creative as a contribution.

Masomo is a small grass-roots organization dedicated to making a positive change in the world. This model appeals to me greatly because it puts the gift of change right into our own hands and creates a new connection with each person involved.

The idea for this book came to me after returning from Africa in 2006. I set out to find some amazing photographs that captured the beauty of the continent and compile them into a book to benefit Masomo. I was overwhelmed by the gorgeous and captivating images I found as well as the generosity of the photographers who agreed to lend their photographs for this project.

I chose the Kiswahili word ‘Kiungo’ for the title because it means ‘connection’. I truly believe that the more we realize that we are all connected that inevitably the world will become a better place. From each photographer who donated their talent, to the subjects in the frame, to our small but dedicated organization and finally to you holding this – each one has made a connection to better the world.

I hope you enjoy this book and feel a little more ‘kiungo’ with the world for having seen it. Please consider sharing more copies with friends and strangers alike.

Many blessings,
Julienne Givot
San Francisco, California

“The problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small.” ~Mother Teresa

Find out more about Masomo / purchase Kiungo Images of Africa.
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