Maia Mitchell Wants You to Get Involved

Maia Mitchell Wants You to Get Involved
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When Maia Mitchell isn’t busy saving her friends from troubled situations on Freeform’s hit show The Fosters, she’s doing some good in her daily life.

Recently, the actress took to Instagram to speak out about a cause close to her heart after being introduced to two girls through co-star Tom Williamson.

The Teen Choice nominee wrote about the African Millennium Foundation, “a non-profit, non-governmental organization which, through grants & grassroots organizations, targets hunger, poverty and disease by providing WOMEN with the means and resources to be self sufficient.”

Maia and Tom met up with Bibiana and Tindi, two sisters from Tanzania who were attacked for albinism. Read what Maia had to say below.

Very glad Tom introduced me to these young women. Bibiana and Tindi are sisters who grew up in Tanzania, where people with albinism are being attacked by a black magic cult with a false belief that the body parts of people with albinism bring good luck. After losing both of their parents to AIDS, Bibiana's right leg and three fingers were severed by an intruder when she was nine. With the sponsorship of the African Millennium Foundation (AMF), Bibiana has a new prosthetic leg and the girls are traveling the US sharing their story and raising awareness for AMF and it's important work in Africa. AMF is a non-profit, non-governmental organization which, through grants & grassroots organizations, targets hunger, poverty and disease by providing WOMEN with the means and resources to be self sufficient. Check out @1amf and get involved!!!!!

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