Uganda. Real people. Real stories.

A portrait of Becky, who has albinism, standing proudly

Growing up in hidingBecky's Story

When we're young, there’s nothing more important than hanging out with friends. But as a teenager Becky went into hiding, for fear of being kidnapped and even killed, simply for being born with albinism.

Junior and John proudly showing us their goats

We are FamilyJohn and Junior's Story

Junior was rejected by his family. But a loving mother took him in and now he lives with John who has become a brother and a friend. Meeting them is a reminder of how, with support, understanding and love, you can conquer anything.

Teddy, smiling

Silence isn't golden.It's deadly.

Teddy is one of our ADD heroes, delivering support to disabled women across the Gulu region in Uganda. Growing up with a disability herself, Teddy knows how hard it can be to speak up. Here she gives us her first hand account.

Margaret smiling, Dick looking at the radio

Last night a DJ saved my lifeMargaret's story

When Margaret was ready to end it all, listening to the radio one evening changed her life forever. Read more about her remarkable story.

Peter Ogik, visiting a mother of a child with albinism

No magic, no witchcraftJust albinism

Meet Peter. He works with ADD International in Uganda, to raise awareness about albinism. In this blog he tells his story, and how he intends to celebrate the first International Albinism Awareness Day. 

A photo of Dorothy, project manager for the GBV project in Uganda

Protecting WomenFrom Violence

Dorothy is a passionate, forward thinking, powerhouse who is in the business of getting things done. She cares deeply about the Gender Based Violence project and the women in it. In this interview, she shares her inside story and tells us why it’s absolutely vital that this remarkable work continues. 

Jane with her children

Jane's storyUganda

Jane Simuli was born with albinism, a hereditary condition that causes lack of pigmentation in the eyes, skin and hair. Meet Jane.