Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you do not see your question answered here, please feel free to email us using the Contact Us form.

Which items can be shipped to Tanzania?

UTSS does not accept items for shipping to Tanzania because of the high cost of shipping and receiving the goods, and because it is more helpful to the people of Tanzania to support the local economy there. Thank you!
The very best gift you can give to people with albinism in Tanzania is the gift of your support by donating to the work of Under the Same Sun. 100% of your gifts go directly to the education and advocacy work we do to help make life better for those you wish to help.

Is Under The Same Sun a registered charity?

Under The Same Sun is a Canadian federally-registered charity (B/N 85159 9860 RR0001) in accordance with rigorous standards and requirements of The Income Tax Act of Canada. For our U.S. donors we are also a 501(c)(3) exempt organization (EIN 68-0680719).

Because UTSS has a committed benefactor who covers all our administrative costs, 100% of your gifts always go directly to assist people with albinism in Tanzania. Under The Same Sun is recognized by Intelligent Philanthropy for its commitment to transparency (you can view that report here). UTSS’s Tanzanian accounting books are audited independently.

I'm doing research on albinism. Who can I talk to?

We have many documents and academic articles available in the RESOURCES section of our website. Additionally, you can email us at if you wish to speak with a member of our team.