The Big Issue South Africa 17 February 2014
South African Elizabeth Barrett has been an inspiration to many people. Discriminated against during the apartheid era for being in love with a white man, and also experiencing homelessness first hand, Barrett’s past made her determined to care for others. Photographer Nicholas Eppel was documenting her life when a fire destroyed her home on Harrington Street in Cape Town. During the blaze Barrett entered the burning building to rescue one of the 14 children she was caring for. (819 Words) - By Nicholas Eppel
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