Albinism is an inherited genetic condition that reduces the amount of melanin pigment formed in the skin, hair and/or eyes. In Tanzania, it is dangerous to be born with albinism. Children with the disorder suffer related health problems and are rejected from the community. Worse, they are often hunted by those who would harvest their body parts for use in potions and local rituals.
HOW Global is proud to announce that it has partnered with SHADE, an international philanthropic organization dedicated to sheltering and educating those born with albinism, to establish our next Green Hub.
Our work here in Tanzania will focus on water and health education. We will provide easy access to clean water by installing a water well and solar pump on site at a facility that houses these individuals. A new irrigation system will help support sustainability of the existing gardens on the farm that currently feeds the community. Additionally, our team of interns will offer health and hygiene education to this particularly vulnerable population.