This is one of the children I'm painting for my "Moni's Kids" Project. All proceeds will go back to the children portrayed in this series. To learn more about this project, please click here or you may follow the progress of this series on my blog here.
About Markenley: Markenley is 15 years old. He arrived at the home at the age of 6 with his twin brother Kendley after their family was displaced during the hurricane and accompanying floods and mudslides that devastated the town of Gonaïves in 2004. His favorite sport is soccer and he would like to become a professional soccer player. Both brothers came to the home with severe malnutrition and Tuberculosis. As quiet and shy as Kendley seemed, Markenley seemed to be the opposite. Outgoing and confident, he posed like a model, totally comfortable in front of the camera. Both, however, have very regal spirits according to Miriam, the owner of New Life Children’s Home and we definitely felt that during our visit as well. Birthday: Aug. 11, 1995