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.
Rollandha came to New Life with three of her siblings (she is the oldest) after hurricane Jeanne struck the already impoverished area of Gonaives. While she is shy, she helps with the babies and enjoys singing, sewing, gardening, volleyball, basket ball and soccer. She is a great role model and like some of the other kids would love to be a doctor someday. She is very loving and caring. While I was photographing her I was not paying attention to the surroundings and realized too late that I had posed her in a bed of fire ants! She never said a word of complaint and I felt awful!