Patience Dositha: War victim left with one hand excels at professional photography

Patience Dositha: War victim left with one hand excels at professional photography

- Patience Dositha, a young woman who lost her entire family & hand during the First Congo War now runs renowned Able Photography brand with one hand

- When all her family died, 3-month-old Patience was adopted by a random family fleeing to Rwanda who later rejected her as she was growing up

- Becoming a homeless child, Patience fled to Kenya with the help of a family friend, where she got the opportunity to learn photography

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An amazing Black lady by name Patience Dositha whose hand was chopped off when she was only three months old during the First Congo War and lost her entire family now runs a thriving photography firm called Able Photography with just one hand.

According to, the stunning and hardworking Patience's family was completely annihilated but during the dying moments of her father, he spotted a family fleeing to Rwanda and gave her to them.

It is reported that when the 3-month-old freshly-amputated baby Patience was taken from her father by a woman.

The woman's husband was not in support and he was later exposed and killed because of the crying baby.

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Dositha, her adopted mother and siblings settled in Rwanda. Blamed for the death of their father, Dositha was kicked out by her ‘siblings’ after finishing school and upon the death of the woman she grew to be known as ‘mother’.

The young photographer tearfully recalled the incident saying:

“They took my uniform, threw it on muddy ground and stepped on it. So I couldn’t go to school. I sat outside the gate and cried my heart out. Then their grandmother, a woman that I loved very much, who treated me like her own blood, saw me and called me into the house."

Dositha had to leave Rwanda and arrived in Kenya with help from a family friend who gave her $5 to start afresh. From then, the brilliant lady became a homeless street child until she found her way to the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

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The committee got Dositha enrolled in a photography school called the De-Capture Media Institute where she pursued a course in Photos and Videos and worked for about a year.

Now, with just one hand doing photography, Dositha now runs Able Photography which has quickly become an international brand.

In other sad but interesting news, a video of Ghanaians having a loud and noisy funeral procession abroad has surfaced the location where the video was taken is not disclosed but it is indicated as a major street in the city.

A number of Whites were also sighted in the video partaking in the burial ceremony.

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