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 Wisben: Wisben is six years old and lost his mother and father as well as his right leg in the January 12th earthquake.He is from Cité Soleil, the most impoverished area of Port-au-Prince. Everyone falls in love with this courageous and engaging littleboy. When it was his turn to get his photo taken for the portrait he had taken his name tag and stuck it square in the middle of his forehead! I decided to leave it out of the painted portrait, but it was a tough decision! He has a prosthetic leg which he sometimes removes to use a crutch instead. He amazes people with his agility with or without the use of his prosthesis. Birthday: Dec. 23, 2001