BuhomART - Artisan Shop
Helping people help themselves
In Buhoma village everything has come to a halt since the covid-19 pandemic. Usually people make their living from tourists coming here to see the gorillas. The project is designed to help the people have a new source of income during the crisis. With the construction of a Webshop, the artists in Buhoma will have a chance to sell their art all over the world. From each sale a percentage goes into an existing project to buy food other families.
I'm the proud owner of an amazing gorilla-painting already.
Since my early childhood I've been fascinated by gorillas. In 2013 I travelled to Uganda to see them in the wild. It was very impressive, and I'll never forget it. Just recently I bought a painting from an artist in Buhoma - a small village next to the Bwindi Nationalpark - to support his family during the Covid-19 crisis. So the idea of starting this project was born: The many talented artists living in Buhoma want to create a webshop to be able to sell their art all over the world. A percentage of each sale will go into a fund to support other families with food.
As a person with a big heart, he is always trying to help others.