The magic soap of albino women: our new project in Uganda
Lee Simms, our representative in UK and a dear friend of our family, had just started describing this project for Albino women and children in Uganda, that we already knew we would approve to support it and to make it our 3rd African project. Lee had been in Uganda the year before, right being with us in the RDCongo, and was profoundly moved by the struggle of albino people there.
Women and Children with Albinism in Uganda (WACWAU) is a registered NGO aiming to serve the needs of the most vulnerable in their community. Across Africa, people with Albinism experience human rights violations and abuses. Their economic, political, social and cultural rights are often compromised in devastating ways. Societal ignorance about Albinism has contributed to exclusion, stigmatization and the denial of basic rights such as education and health. A broad misunderstanding has also endangered their lives. In everyday life, persons with Albinism, particularly women and children, are frequently treated less than human and are not considered capable of achieving anything. That’s why we think this soap can achieve the miracle of changing the perception of person with Albinism in Uganda e in Africa!
With the unvaluable guidance of Monica Norley, approximately 30 women have come together under the organisation’s newly formed economic empowerment program, to form a social enterprise soap making initiative “Mama Mzungu“ and also launch a professional range of natural soap. Through sustainable job creation and economic empowerment, we believe that the image of those affected by Albinism can be changed and see them achieve a level of respect and acceptance they deserve in Ugandan society.
Fondazione Cariello Corbino has linked with WACWAU to be the organisation’s European charity arm with a view to helping them get to the next level through fundraising and we welcome your support of them through your donations.
In 2020, during the Covid19 crisis that put the so many jobs and businesses at risk around the world, we also started to purchase some wonderful soaps Mama Mzungu produce.
In short: Year we step into the project: 2019
Local partner: WACAWU, Uganda.
What we support: vocational training management and technical skills
Money transferred: 2.063 euros (year 2019)