Congo Spirit by Melinda Kerr

This little guy was living in the grounds of HEAL Africa Hospital, Goma, Congo. His spirit is great. He pretty much adopted us for the week.

HEAL Africa Hospital lives and works at the coal face of the eastern Congo crisis – Goma. You may have seen it in the news, for the brief moment it curried favour with the news editors.

G’day all, my name is Melinda but my mates call me Mel, so feel free. I live by the beach in Elwood, Victoria, Australia. I contribute to a few charities as a Photojournalist, namely HEAL Africa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Any of my Africa stuff’s profits go to them. So far the sales have bought 7 operations and heaps more so thanks for everyone’s support. I also take a mean beach shot (well try to).

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  • Greig Nicholson
    Greig Nicholsonover 6 years ago

    Ahh thought id seen this before but looks great either way good job

  • transmute
    transmuteover 6 years ago

    Punchy little fella

  • mausue
    mausueover 6 years ago

    Great portrait. What a lovely expression. He looks so mischievous!!

  • rebecca zachariah
    rebecca zachariahover 6 years ago

    ah…..he is cute in whatever shade he is.

  • Matthew Bonnington
    Matthew Bonnin...over 6 years ago

    Melinda I think this works better in colour – great portrait with amazing contact. That cheeky grin is just magic.

  • Christopher Barker
    Christopher Ba...over 6 years ago

    Melinda, I agree that this little guy looks better in color. The image is great either way, but the red just pops and really brings more dynamite to the photo.

  • Anthony Begovic
    Anthony Begovicover 6 years ago

    What a great little kid. Beautiful expression!

  • Danielle Espin
    Danielle Espinover 6 years ago

    Oh so cute, Lovely shot… Beautiful

  • dawesy
    dawesyover 6 years ago

    Fantastic pose on this one!! One of the most lasting memories from my all to brief trip to Africa was the children. Such poverty and yet such an ability for happiness. Truly beautiful.

  • foglemaster
    foglemasterover 6 years ago

    I hope he keeps up the fight. good shot.

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