Vulnerable communities are often defined by their needs and weaknesses. But what kinds of internal strengths and abilities are developed in response to obstacles? How have individuals and communities adapted in positive ways to cope with the effects of HIV/AIDS, extreme poverty, physical disability, and other difficult situations? Using a wide variety of art media, artists from the United States and Uganda seeking to answer these questions came together to work with 12 individuals from the villages of Lyantonde to create portraits from diverse angles and perspectives. These artworks were compiled and are being displayed both in Uganda and the United States to raise awareness of the multi-dimensionality of life in Lyantonde. Original copies of each portrait will be returned to the individual participants as a visual record of their lives.