Albinism: the touching story of the Tando model Hopa

In today’s article we will cover a not very well-known topic. Completely
It’s likely that you’ve seen the face of an albino more than once
your friends or acquaintances have such people. As you probably already
know albinism is a congenital disorder that
characterized by lack of pigmentation in hair, skin and

Albinism can be both in humans and in animals, but because
melanin absence this is also a very serious disease.
skin very sensitive to the sun. Extremely difficult to be
human albino, especially if this genetic abnormality
occurred on a continent like Africa.

African model Tando Hop

In today’s article, we want to tell you the touching
the story of a young black albino model named Tando Hopa.
She really became unique.


Tando Hopa is a 24-year-old model who is also a lawyer.
She believes she was lucky to be born in Africa, where albinism
tantamount to a curse. She received her education in Johannesburg, where
attracted a lot of attention with delicate and bright features
thanks to which she looked amazing on stage and also on
magazine covers. Miss Hopa is one of the few blacks
albino models in the world.

Perhaps due to her success and experience, she decided to study
jurisprudence to loudly declare its stigma and social
drama that is happening in africa but remains relatively
unknown around the world.

The Curse of Albinism in Africa

You may be surprised when you find out that it is in Africa.
the highest number of albinos in the world. In particular, it
concerns Tanzania. Experts could not reveal the reason for this.
phenomena, but are suspected to be related to the early European
the inhabitants of this region and their kindred marriages in the era
colonialism. On this continent, albinism statistics are 15% higher,
than all over the world.

According to Ms. Hopi, albinism in Africa is not only
physical problem, but also social. Through strong sunshine
and scarce resources, people suffering from this disorder are often
suffer from skin cancer and blindness. In addition, they are faced with
contempt of others.

Albinos are often called “Zeru-Zeru”, which means baby
devil or ghost. Consider that albinism is a curse
parents whose sins affected the ghostly form of their child. it
leads to social isolation and even abandonment of the child.

Even worse, they say that living albino in Africa is worth nothing
and the dead albino is as valuable as diamonds. Why? Some
tribes, social groups and healers in Africa believe that blood
or human albino organs have magical healing

So albinism for humans can be just as deadly.
dangerous as tusks for a rhino or elephant: large sums of money
pay for the mutilation or even the killing of an albino man.

This is a disgusting reality, reported by numerous
humanitarian organizations. At night, there are groups of armed
people to grab children and adult albinos to cripple
or cut off their arms and legs. Awful that most of these people
are being killed. Huge sums of money are paid for their limbs, blood or
organs, and these vile deeds strike a blow to the very essence
humanity and justice.

Albinism in Africa can be a real curse, so
people like Tando Hop speak openly about this problem, then
how do international organizations try to put this question on
global level. In particular, in Tanzania this is very
serious problem.

Despite their efforts, many albino people die every year.
– then for these crimes against humanity, then from problems with
heart and other disorders associated with their disease.
Sunburn, infections and cancer are among the main threats
with whom they encounter.

Today, many children are forced to learn to survive without legs or
hands And yet many of them do not lose their optimism, despite
the presence of perhaps one of the worst social brands in their

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