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Mafoune and her teacher smiling and embracing in front of a classroom blackboard.
Sightsavers Reports

Mafoune’s story

Mafoune is happy and confident, but she wasn’t always like this - an inclusive education project for children with disabilities made all the difference.

Aklima clings to the bars of one of the windows in her home.
Sightsavers Reports

Aklima’s story

Three-year-old Aklima has cataracts that affect her vision. Her home is surrounded by water, so it's a race against time to treat her and keep her safe.

Kausar stands on the hillside in fog.
Sightsavers Reports

Kausar’s story

Kausar had been losing her sight for several years, and worried how her family would cope. But a Sightsavers-funded cataract operation changed her life.

Zamurrad sits alone in her home in Pakistan.
Sightsavers Reports

Zamurrad’s story

Zamurrad’s life ground to a halt when she developed cataracts, but a straightforward operation gave her back her independence.

Murtaza picks sweets out of a box in a shop, while smiling.
Sightsavers Reports

Murtaza’s story

When 30-year-old Murtaza started losing his sight to cataracts, he feared he’d be reliant on his family. But straightforward surgery restored his vision.

A group of visually impaired girls wearing Sightsavers tracksuits, laughing.
Sightsavers Reports

The women giving prejudice and intimidation a kicking

A group of women in India are taking part in an innovative project aimed at empowering young women with disabilities by teaching them judo.

Sightsavers Reports

Riya’s story

For children such as Riya, something as simple as a pair of glasses can mean the difference between a bright future and being trapped in a cycle of poverty.

District onchocerciasis co-ordinator William Mugayo and Ugandan Secretary of Health Titus Ariyo discuss the mass drug administration project during a radio broadcast with DJ Robert Musasizi.
Sightsavers Reports

How radio is saving lives in Uganda

In remote regions of Uganda, radio broadcasts are being used to spread information about diseases such as river blindness, and how they can be treated.

Sister Habiba Shemsu.
Sightsavers Reports

Sister Habiba’s story

Imagine having to walk eight hours to get to work. That’s the challenge facing Sister Habiba Shemsu, an eye care worker in south-west Ethiopia.

A young boy reading braille in a classroom.
Sightsavers Reports

Mouhamed’s story

Mouhamed, who is visually impaired, used to sit at home all day. But thanks to an inclusive education programme, he is now able to go to school.

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