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The Prize

Sophia Loren print from the Globe Photo archives

  • 20" x 16"
  • Limited edition printers proof 24 of 125
  • Retail Value: $1,000.00

This is a vintage photo of Italian actress, singer and socialite Sophia Loren pouring champagne. She began acting at the young age of 15 in 1950. Sophia Loren is most well-known for her acclaimed performance in the 1961 film Two Women, for which she won the Best Actress Academy Award. Loren has also won a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes, a BAFTA Award and many more. In 1999, Loren was acknowledged as No. 21 of the top 25 female America screen legends by the American Film Institute. She is currently the only living actress on the list.

This photo is from the Globe Photo Archives, a world-renowned photo library housing an extensive collection of original film and music photos that are used for promotional purposes and then demolished.

 

The Cause

The Help A Life Foundation was formed in 2007 with the goal of housing and educating adolescent orphaned girls and providing them with a secure and supportive environment. We currently house 52 girls in a building compound capable of accommodating 56 girls and managed with a local staff of nine. Four tutorial rooms are used daily with a staff of six tutors in a range of subjects from English to Biology. 44 girls have completed high school and are at different universities throughout Ethiopia with most studying to become doctors or engineers.

These girls are selected from the surrounding villages with the collaborative effort of the local community leaders where they are housed in a gated safe group home with all living necessities provided for.

In addition, life skills training is also provided to integrate them into society as productive citizens. We currently have three self-sustaining projects, where five of the girls are managing them full-time as their careers and will be paid an according salary that allows them to integrate back into society as a proven success of Project Blue.

Much of the success of this project is due to Help a Life working directly with the local government and businesses. All of the HALF staff on Project Blue in Debre Markos are Ethiopian, and decisions are made in tandem with the local government officials.

Additional Details

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  • In condition as donated.
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