What is life like as an albino?

In some parts of Africa -Very dangerous and uncomfortable, at least because of the following three basic

The first factor is, of all things, theclimate.

Imagine you were born like this –

But as you can see in the picture, not in Norway or Gruenland, but in a very tropical climate, where the sun shines almost every day with certainty.

35 degrees becomes naturally undwelling with you – And without the skin cream, which is neither wide-spread nor favorable you will look like this:

This has led to people with albinism in my old city spending the day as little as possible outside – for women, the consequences are worse, because socially more emphasis is placed on the appearance of a woman.


Unfortunately (and I’m sorry for that) there is still this assertion in some people that a parent (especially the muetters) is to blame when a child is born like this. The truth is that both parents must carry the genes for albinism – it is recessive.

Children and marriages were sometimes abandoned.


But the bigger problem is the belief in witchcraft. In Tanzania, the demand (if you can call it that) on the fingers of children with albinism is particularly high, because of a belief that they carry magical powers particularly well.
Every child knows the danger of being smuggled by a Swahili-speaking man from an early age – this “industry” has only become more lucrative when the laws in Tanzania were enacted.Here you can read the bad story of Robinson, a child of Kenya – he was also almost dragged.

However, the situation is slowly improving, thanks to

Some have struggled to make something out of such a difficult life – like an acquaintance of mine who trained karate so well that he not only became a champion, but was also somewhat protected by racist outbursts.

Others have also set up charities that distribute skin cream and lead awareness campaigns.

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