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After facing insecurities in my home country, I arrived in Uganda in July 2015 at NakivaleCamp. Being young and alone, I managed to survive for four months until I met a pastor from Kampala who came to do evangelism and heard my story. He offered me help and took me to Kampala, where I joined his church named Bethel and enrolled in secondary school. It was there thatI met a mentor who was a talented painter. During the holidays, I honed my painting skills. Once I completed secondary school, I started painting as a way to make a living, using only two colors (black and white) and small canvases. I sold some of my artwork, which enabled me to open my own art studio.
Through I-Strive Marketplace, I was able to sell more of my art and showcase my talents to the world.