Paola Gianturco is a photojournalist and author of five books documenting the lives of women across the globe who are making a difference in their communities.
She is helping to stop violence, injustice, and intractable problems that are devastating to families. She has appeared on Oprah, CNN, and has been published in major newspapers and magazines. Also, she has had solo exhibits of her photographs all across the US.
Deeply committed to global change and women's issues, she has devoted the last three years on her latest book, Grandmother Power, a Global Phenomenon, which features grandmothers in 15 countries who are fighting courageously and effectively against poverty, disease, human rights abuses, illiteracy, and disease. She is herself a vibrant grandmother who is active on the Board of the non profit GlobalGrandmothers.org
She has been so gracious to agree to an interview to share her experiences and insights for the fundraiser dinner in Hampton, NB who partnered with the town of Piggs Peak in Swaziland. The dinner is in honor of its tireless grandmothers who are caring for the many orphans and dealing with the devastation of AIDs.
Paola was asked what the term buntfu meant to her and she replied that she was more familiar with the like term "UBUNTU" meaning: "I am because you are" -- "deeper yet, we are all one"
Click here to listen to an interview with Paola