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Photographer Returns From Tanzania

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Clean water is something many of us take for granted. But a Billings photographer found out firsthand how rare it is in many African villages.

Tracey Moore traveled to Tanzania with the African Reflections Foundation. The group raises money to build wells for the villages in the African country. Since 2006, nearly sixty wells have been built. For villages without water, women and children must travel hours to watering holes. The journey to get water can take six hours round-trip, and it's quite dangerous. Not to mention the fact they must often share the water with wild animals. Moore says she cannot wait to go back to the place that stole her heart.

"When I went, you know, you just feel like we belong somewhere? It was just a really cool feeling, because I love photography, and it's a really amazing thing, but I've always wanted to do something a little more meaningful," she said in Montana Avenue studio. "I feel like we all have gifts, and we should use them for bigger purpose."

Moore plans on going back to Africa this winter with her husband. She hopes to hold art classes and bring the kids markers and pencils.

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