The Heart of a Woman Project  (THOAW) was founded by Andrea Rees, a professional photographer based in Toronto, Canada. THOAW partners with non-profit organizations that focus on women’s empowerment and poverty alleviation.

It aims is to empower women to have a voice, access to Internet, a creative outlet and an opportunity to generate income through the sales of photographic art products or photo-based campaigns.


  • storytelling/journalism through mobile photography
  • digital literacy (Internet access and social media)
  • mobile photography & digital literacy for youth (9-15 years)
  • income generation

Project: South Africa

Photography is more than art; it is a creative outlet, it is a voice and it is a source of income for a group of women from a Cape Town township.

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