Freedom for Marian
27 January 2017
For a time, Marian’s albinism put her in serious danger. In her community, there’s a superstition people with albinism have special healing powers.
Sadly, some are kidnapped. Marian’s family were fearful of what might happen to her and wouldn’t let her leave the house, not even for school.
We helped the community understand that albinism is skin-deep, and that people with albinism are the same as everyone else. We also gave her sunscreen so she can walk to school and play outside, and arranged for her to receive a pair of glasses.
‘Now the children know that Marian is just like any other.’