In the winter of 2011 I travelled to Uganda, Africa on an assignment with the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association. My assignment was only for 4 days, so I extended my trip to last for a month. My camera and I travelled the country documenting and learning about the rich culture, the lush landscapes, and the beautiful people of Uganda. In February of 2012 I decided to call Uganda my home, and I lived amongst the locals for the next 6 months. During my time in Africa I met a stranger from South Carolina who would eventually become my fiancée and is soon to become my wife. Throughout her time in the North-East Ugandan village of Soroti, Rebecca lived and worked at a children's home to provide 24 hour care for children infected with HIV/Aids, as well as (but not limited to) orphans whose mother did not survive childbirth.
We have both been home from Uganda since July of 2012, yet a significant part of our hearts remains with the people and places of that country. Although we cannot physically be in Uganda at this time, we believe that we can intentionally give of ourselves to improve the lives of the orphan and the sick.
For this very reason, 5% of all profits are given to Amecet Children's Home in Soroti, Uganda*. Amecet N'ainapakin means "Shelter of Peace", and this is our way of contributing to steadying the walls and fortifying the roof of a shelter for children in need.