Chelo Alvarez-Stehle


As I travel

to remote corners of the world

searching for stories

with a soul,

I often find them

in the shy smiles of those who are most deprived.

I am forever in debt to the many people who keep opening their hearts to me.

Here you will find some of their stories.


                                          Photograph by Ellen Bruckle — Chelo with Bangladesh’ boat people


© 2009 Chelo Alvarez-Stehle. Permissions.