© Eberhard Riedel, "Batua Woman - Western Uganda, 2007"

At my third visit in 2010, Grace had taken on the role of caring for eight orphans - collective trauma had led to further deterioration of the group culture, including alcoholism and prostitution. Twenty percent of the group (of 90 people) was infected with HIV/AIDS, and fifty percent was young children. Despite the hardships, the kids were curious and creative in our work together (cf., Galleries 1 B and 2 B).