Image 1 of 1
45 year old Maria Biabato never studied to become a schoolteacher, but is confident she has a talent for it. Before teaching in this school, she was a leader for many years in the Christian community and became very well known in the neighbourhood. Discrimination against albinos is a serious problem throughout sub-Saharan Africa, but recently in Tanzania albinos have been killed and mutilated, victims of a growing criminal trade in albino body parts fuelled by superstition and greed. Limbs, skin, hair, genitals and blood are believed by witch doctors to bring good luck, and are sold to clients for large sums of money, carrying with them the promise of instant wealth.