The Shade Tree Project is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization seeking to improve the lives of Mozambicans with albinism through a holistic participatory approach of empowerment, education, and improved health.


What We've Achieved in our First Year

  • Mozambicans with albinism have produced over 600 jars of 30 SPF broad-spectrum sunscreen made with all-natural fair-trade African sourced materials.

  • Formed strategic partnerships with local and provincial government agencies and non-profit organizations.

  • Have distributed over 200 jars of sunscreen during our education campaign of community meetings and in-home visits.

  • Produced an 8-page Guide to Teaching Students with Albinism to help make inclusive classrooms, reduce prejudice, and help students with albinism succeed in school.

  • Trained people with albinism and their families to becomes activists and educators in their communities.

  • Started conducting a demographic and public health survey of the albinism community so their needs can be better served.

  • Set-up a monthly Albinism Clinic at the central hospital where people for albinism can get free eye and skin consults.

  • Worked social services to ensure that the remote health posts will treat poeple with albinism free-of -charge.