Dating sites for albinos
Four albino children from Tanzania who lost limbs, fingers, and teeth in superstition-driven attacks travelled to the US to get fitted for prosthetics free of charge.
The children, ages 7, 14, 15 and 16, were treated at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia in June.
That person’s body has little or no ability to produce melanin, which colours their skin, hair and eyes.
People with albinism are frequently shunned, attacked and even killed across Africa.
In many countries, their body parts are believed to bring wealth and good luck and are prized in witchcraft for use in charms and magical potions.
The condition is a congenital disorder characterised by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes.
Less than five people per 100,000 in the United States and Europe, suffer from the rare condition which leaves the skin and hair white.
Pictured, Baraka Lusambo, seven, who had his arm chopped off Superstition leads many people in Tanzania believe albinos are ghosts who bring bad luck.