Ukerewe Island in Lake Victoria has become a a safe haven for a community of Tanzanians living with albinism. Many albinos face threats from organ and limb harvesters, and wider ostracism is also a problem.
An albino man on Ukerewe has his eyes tested at a clinic run by non-governmental organization Standing Voice. The genetic condition, which results in a lack of melanin pigment, creates medical difficulties including poor eyesight and an increased risk of skin cancer.
An albino boy queues for a lunch break at a clinic run by an NGO. Many of the first albinos to live on Ukerewe were taken there and abandoned by their families as children or fled from violence they had faced on the mainland. Ukerewe island is now seen as a safer place for albinos to live and integrate.