Fabis | South Western Uganda

Fabis.

I met this interesting lady last year while visiting some old friends in Western Uganda. I was truly captivated by the muted colours and wilderness of scene that unfolded in front of me.

30 year old Fabis has two children and works around 8 hours a day in the fields and banana groves earning 2500 ugx (50p) per day, in the village of Kachwekano. She suffers with bad eyesight.

Young Ugandan lad from the village

This young lad came from the local village and was working as a laborer with some builders.
An Incredibly hard worker, he would often stop and stare at the Westerner, watching intently at every footstep I took, never showing any emotion.
Many of the local children were on a break from schools in the area, and although I was told he goes to school, many had told me he ‘sometimes’ goes, no doubt dependent if his mother/guardian required him to earn some money for the family that day.

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