Media: Hand-painted engraved photo on white erase board 4'x4'Story: One of the kids our NGO cares for is an albino. Her name is Laura. Albinos born in the slum of Kibera have all the challenges of poverty plus a threat to their lives and safety. When we walk with Laura you hear drunks or gangs shout “fedah, fedah, fedah”. It’s the Swahili word for money.
Poverty mixes with witchcraft beliefs as a full set of albino body parts sell for as much as $75,000. Abducted albinos are slaughtered like animals. Body parts are used in traditional medicines and also in witchcraft rituals believed to bring consumers great fortune and success in business.