The social enterprise Lensational, which aims to empower women in developing nations through the medium of photography, is in need of some kit. Can you help? Lensational has the opportunity to ship ten cameras from the UK to Lahore, Pakistan, in mid February. These cameras will be offered to alumna from their programme, giving them permanent access to a camera. They just need the cameras. The cameras don't need to be Canon 5D Mark IIIs or Fujifilm X-T1s—just digital cameras that are in working order and have their necessary accoutrements including charger and battery. If you can toss in some SD cards, that would be awesome but you don't have to.
How will these cameras be put to use? In a nutshell, Lensational's founders Bonnie Chiu and Peggy Tse, realised how photography could bring an emotional and financial strength to women across the world, whether through giving them the ability to express themselves or the chance to generate a small income. In conjunction with local NGOs, Lensational provides photography training and a platform for women to sell their images. And cameras. They give women access to affordable kit, too. You can learn more from the Lensational website, and check out coverage in the Guardian, too.
Donations need to be with Bonnie Chiu at The Social Investment Consultancy, 338 City Road, London EC1V 2PY, UK, before 9 February 2015.