Just imagine you or your children are people with albinism. A genetic condition that makes life difficult, especially in Africa. Not so much, because if the condition itself, but mostly because of superstition, misbeliefs, exclusion in schools and later on often no jobs – poverty among families with people with albinism is widely spread…with all its consequences: no access to health, missing glasses (to support the low eyesight) and sunmilk (which is key to protect the skin), being taken as stupid and devil.
The average number of people with albinism in East Africa is much higher than in many other parts of the world.
In our Making More Health GAASPP center in Webuye now more than 190 families find support and concrete help – in many ways.
Two chicken for our community members in Webuye
The participants, people with albinism or parents of children with albinism, got after the training two chicken each to start some poultry growth as a source of income.
Today we had a wonderful moment of training our people with albinism on poultry keeping.
“The group really appreciated this opportunity as one out of many other activities we have set up in the past months. This is gradually going to change their livelihood,” says Chrisantus, our local NGO partner.
The training was done by an experienced poultry farmer who started with 1 chick a few years ago but now has 2500 birds.
Foodstuffs and soap were also given to the participants before leaving. Many of the participants suffer from hunger and have not even the means to buy soap …
Hopefully, the chicken will grow well and help them to get some decent income!
Habe a look also at this Video and get an idea of the situation