Sierra Leone’s civil conflict left a legacy of suffering, and Santos is a survivor of this brutal civil war. Rebel forces hacked off one of his hands when he was a teenager.
Despite his disability, Santos has taught himself to be a woodcarver and was recruited in January 2006 as part of Tacugama’s community support drive. It inspires everyone to see this young man not losing hope and trying hard to secure a future for his family.
He enjoys watching and drawing our chimps and transforming them into beautiful works of art.
Find these beautiful pieces of art in our shop when you visit us.