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In pictures: Mozambique - Illuminating lives
The initiation

From a poor background, photographer Alfredo Paco worked as a cattle herder as a boy before moving to the capital to finish his secondary school education.

"I want to make known to people of other communities, especially in the cities, the difficulties we have with education in the rural areas, to increase understanding and human development in areas of extreme poverty," he says.

By Alfredo Paco, The initiation, Meconta, Nampula Province 1983

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