Amazing Africa: I left my heart in Africa

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This week, we have a fantastic collection of photographs from ONE member Rebecca Kuntz, a 19-year-old student from Chicago, Illinois. She recently spent 7 months in Africa, working with non-profits and communities in Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Rebecca is currently helping to build an education center in Ghana and raising $50,000 in order to do so. During her journey, she captured some amazing moments: walking down a majestic tree-lined path, a funny face, and a telling detail of a child’s feet as she walks to school. Scroll through her photos and don’t forget to tell us which one you liked best!


The road to the HIV Counseling and Treatment center in Mufindi, Tanzania. Children run down the hill to greet you! The trees in this photo are unreal.


This young boy couldn’t be happier to be on a sports day at a nursery school on Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda. Makes me smile just looking at him!

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This young girl glows. Her name is Philippa, and this portrait was captured during a community meeting in Kumasi, Ghana for those infected or affected by HIV.


This young boy in Ghana fills me with hope for the future of Africa. So sweet!

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Looks like Rebecca wasn’t the only photographer in Ghana!

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I cannot get enough of this adorable girl in her new shades in Kantampo, Ghana. So sassy!


This is such a powerful photo. Gloria dreams of becoming a doctor and working in her rural village in Ghana.

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Looks like Rebecca left her heart in Atonsu Agogo, Ghana. I don’t blame her!

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Rebecca gave Junior, a 13-year-old boy in Ghana, a disposable camera to document his daily life. This is a touching portrait of one of his friend’s father. The remained of the pictures are all his.

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This is a beautiful candid of Junior’s sister, Priscilla. What a lovely moment!

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This photo is simple, but still stunning. I love the oranges and blues. Ghana.

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I couldn’t resist including this picture of Junior! Who doesn’t love a good selfie? Hilarious.

If you are a photographer and would like ONE to feature your photos in the “Amazing Africa” series, email [email protected] with the subject line, “Amazing Africa.”

And if you think Rebecca is a talented photographer, leave a comment below and tell her so – I think she’d love to hear from you! Look at more of her photos here