Check It Out

Posted: February 2, 2016 by Patrice Miles in C.A.R.E. Africa, Nigeria, Orphans

DSC_1625Amos is an artist from Ibadan who carves wood and paints amazing African scenes. He has supported his family for over 20 years through this trade. His artistic skills have allowed him to send 3 of his children to university. University in Nigeria is very expensive. There are no school loans available to allow Nigerians to attend. University must be paid in cash up front. On average one term is n150,000. Middle class Nigerians make n20,000-n40,000 a month outside of the larger cities. You can see…very few people can afford to go to University on the income they make.

IMG_1843 2C.A.R.E. Africa is excited to have partnered with Amos to help him support his family and all proceeds will go to C.A.R.E. Africa for orphan care. Several of his pieces of art are on their way to the U.S. as we speak. Small paintings will be $10 and large ones will be $15. He also has some stunning African table clothes and napkins to match for $25. I have sent one nativity seen but more can be ordered and he also has many other wood carvings that you can see below that can be ordered. He is truly gifted and his work truly captures African scenes.

You can visit the Fabulous February Fling at Cropper Baptist Church in Pleasureville Kentucky this weekend to see his artwork in person. Click the link to get additional info on the craft fair.

Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 8.30.52 PMWe also have a local U.S. artist who has partnered with C.A.R.E. Africa too. He is well known for his pallet work and has designed an Africa  wall hanging for. These will sell for $75. All the proceeds go to orphan care. For more information on any of our items feel free to email Diana Beville at You can also look for what is left from the craft fair by visiting our Etsy store next week at




  1. Andy LaBreche says:

    Cool stuff… and a great artist.

    Ever thought about selling stuff online? Of course shipping would be a hassle, but I bet you would get more customers that way.


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