July 17th, 2009

Image of the Week


Kick Start Farms

Nairobi, Kenya
With the goal of eliminating poverty,
Kick Start develops low-cost agricultural and construction equipment for micro-entrepreneurs in Africa, allowing local farmers and craftsmen to develop profitable small-scale enterprises, creating jobs and promoting sustainable economic growth. Johnson & Johnson supports Kick Start’s work in Kenya.
The photographer, Willie Davis, captures the pensive look of a Kenyan woman who stands amidst the crop that would have been difficult, if not impossible, to grow without the use of Kick Start’s micro-irrigation technologies. These technologies provide the means for Kenyan farmers to develop very profitable small businesses. The close focus of Davis’ photograph creates a delicate image that contrasts the lush green trees with the woman’s face.


(Photographer: Willie Davis, a Johnson & Johnson – International Center of Photography Fellowship recipient)

One Response to “Image of the Week”

  1. Nora Turino says

    Excellent picture… this photo is as fascinating as the story behind it. It is amazing the difference that J&J can do to the global community by supporting organizations like Kick Start. Standing ovation…

    Thanks for sharing it Shaun!

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