In rural Tanzania albinism is often seen as a curse that carries with it dehumanizing myths and dangerous superstitions. Some believe albino body parts are good luck charms, able to cure diseases and bless those who own them; the birth of an albino child is considered a bad omen that will bring poverty and disease to a community. Because of the health challenges they face, as well as the discrimination and structural violence to which they are subjected, albino people some of the most vulnerable in Africa.
These 2 siblings are from the Wasukuma tribe of cattle keepers. The parents cannot keep them in their open home due to the risk of kidnapping.
Thank You Sisters for opening St. Martin's and caring for them!
Ann English - St. Martin's Kids