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Francisco Dinga

‘Dinga’ is 30 years old, is married and has two boys aged 1 and 6 years of age. He is of the Manganja tribe.


Dinga was born at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi – the very hospital where Friends of Sick Children help fund the paediatric nurses and staff (see


Following his parents’ divorce when he was 6, Dinga was brought up by his grandmother. He has one brother and two sisters.


Dinga is a self employed, freelance artist. He has been painting since he was 17 years old. His main interest is painting on canvas and on cards, the subjects being of mainly Malawian and African Life. He also likes to do special commissions for individuals and from photographs or other artworks. He is well known for creating his own specialty hand made and hand painted Christmas and other occasion cards.      He makes his own paper from local materials.


He craves good quality materials and tools to enable him to create what he believes would be even better quality paintings and artwork.

Dinga Collage

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