Richard Oyuku, 44, was born with albinism. But he is not living as comfortably as other albinos. He says his skin burns when the sun shines on it.
“I always feel so much pain in my skin whenever I move in the sun. This disturbs me a lot”
The father of four, who lives in Amolatar Town Council in Amolatar District, Uganda, said he suffered from the scorching heat of the sun until 2012 when a Non-Governmental Organisation through Truth Fountain Church in Lira Town, provided albinos within their reach with creams, soap and drugs.
The soap is used for bathing and the cream is applied to body parts such as the arms and the face, which you cannot cover with your clothes when dressed.
He told Uganda’s Daily Monitor:
“From the time I started using them, I felt better and never encountered pain even if I moved around in the sun”
For the last three years, the items helped him a lot but life has not been the same after he ran short of the skin products.
Oyuku, a peasant farmer, is presently seeking help to buy the expensive drugs.