About Us

Our Story

Through a series of events, God turned our attention to the precarious situation of children with albinism in Tanzania.

Claire Fedele fell in love with Tanzania during a stay there in 2012 and knew she would be back. Her heart broke for children who lacked the basic needs, safety, and love to grow up with a future.

Claire moved to Tanzania to pioneer Shade’s ministry in 2014 and was joined by husband Mike in 2015. God connected Shade with caring believers in Shinyanga and opened wide the doors for Shade to extend His overwhelming love to people there.

Claire and Mike raised up a team of local leaders and transitioned back to the US in late 2018. Claire continues to serve as International Director from the Pacific Northwest, traveling to Tanzania on a regular basis.