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Vitiligo is Beautiful

I empower people living with vitiligo and albinism by providing them with incentives that help to enrich their lives and enable them to fulfill their purpose
242,515
... is the number of people living with vitiligo in Kenya
12,000
... only amongst them have ready access to health facilities
2 in every 5
...are marginalized or bullied due to this condition
136,398,582
... people worldwide are affected by the condition

What is It

Vitiligo (pronounced vit-ill-eye-go) is a skin disorder in which melanocytes, the cells responsible for pigmentation, are destroyed. As a result, white patches appear on the skin in different parts of the body. Similar patches may also appear on both the mucous membranes (tissues that line the inside of the mouth and nose), and the retina (inner layer of the eyeball). The hair that grows on areas affected by vitiligo may also turn white.

Having been affected by this condition through my teenage to adulthood, I seek to raise awareness about the condition and help to connect those affected to health facilities within their locality.

"...I accept myself and smile, one patch at a time...."

Featured Stories

By engaging and collaborating with people who understand the disease best through own experiences, I have managed to spread awareness to most parts of the country and gathered their stories here to encourage and inspire you.

Journal

I have been fortunate enough to get media coverage as well as help from well wishers to distribute sunscreen and informational material to other people living with my condition. Learn where I have been and where I will be next here.

BBC Interview on Vitiligo

October 3, 2019

Vitiligo is beautiful,Do not stare but say hello.

Embracing diversity in our skin color

Creating awareness about vitiligo and albinism.

World Vitiligo Day 2019

A sneak pic into WORLD VITILIGO DAY 2019.

Preparing for World Vitiligo day Kenya 2019!

February 4, 2019

Embracing Vitiligo through positive exposure!

A smile and a love for knowledge

February 3, 2019

A gentleman that loves to smile a lot,quite inquisitive about vitiligo,he has lived...

What is service to humanity?

February 2, 2019

It’s putting oneself above others despite your circumstances and being able to serve ...

Social

I do get social. I love I love Instagram and use it as a canvas to showcase the beautiful artwork on my skin. Follow me on social media as I take on this journey to make life with Vitiligo an inch better everyday.