It’s been nearly eight years since I set foot on the red soil. It was my home for nearly four years. And there, I learned so much.
To live, to walk, to love, to know heartache, and death. And to keep on loving.
The memories I have in Uganda still seem like yesterday.
Last week, the country celebrated its Jubilee, 50 years of Independence. I painted the portraits below to commemorate the beautiful there, who taught me about life, its challenges, its treasures.
I am selling these paintings to help raise funds for an orphan school in Gulu, North of Uganda. My friends, who are still working there, have some wonderful and needy projects happening in the war-torn rural parts.
(Photo above): school for orphans, in progress
This one below was sold yesterday, 70% of proceeds to start the collection for the orphan school.
Look out for more of my collection–let’s kick off the Christmas spirit of giving early! 🙂