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A close up image of Hibret's face. She is looking to one side.
Sightsavers Reports

Hibret’s story

When Hibret was diagnosed with trachoma, she was devastated to learn she had passed it to her children. But Sightsavers helped her family to be treated.

Grace cooking, using her new catering skills.
Sightsavers Reports

Grace’s story

Grace from Uganda has suffered terrible discrimination because she’s deaf. But thanks to an apprenticeship course, she will soon be able to support her son.

Flash sits at his desk in a wheelchair in school, surrounded by his classmates as they listen to their teacher.
Sightsavers Reports

Flash’s story

Flash Odiwuor, a 13-year-old from Kenya, contracted polio and lost the use of his legs. But a Sightsavers programme enabled him to return to school.

Asha plays in a tree outside her home with another child from her village.
Sightsavers Reports

Asha’s story

Asha was bullied by other children because of her cataracts. But a straightforward operation restored her sight, her confidence and her hope for the future.

Rahel Kasaw is sitting down outside with trees behind her. She is leaning on her hand and looking to the side. She is wearing a bright pink cardigan.
Sightsavers Reports

Rahel’s story

For five years, 18-year-old Rahel was in constant discomfort and fearful of bright light. After her trachoma operation, she is able to study again.

Nine-year-old Polok smiles with his mother at home after undergoing cataract removal surgery.
Sightsavers Reports

Polok’s story

Thanks to the use of Facebook’s messenger tool, nine-year-old Polok from Bangladesh has regained his sight.

Arjuna Socia, 33 years old, stands outside the Kibwoona Health centre in Masindi, Uganda where she attended the Volunteer Distributor Training for Community Directed Distributors. She is smiling and wearing a pink shirt.
Sightsavers Reports

Ajuna’s story

Ajuna Socia, aged 33, lives in the Bunyoro region in western Uganda, and has been volunteering as a drug distributor for the past five years.

Jaharana prepares a meal.
Sightsavers Reports

Jahanara’s story

Jahanara was born blind, and for 27 years she rarely left the house. But Sightsavers helped her find her voice, and she now campaigns for disability rights.

Issa Dawood from Sudan.
Sightsavers Reports

Issa’s story

Issa’s sight had been deteriorating for seven years, until a team from the Global Trachoma Mapping Project examined his eyes and referred him for treatment.

Bakir Rashid, 2, smiles as he walks with his father on a family outing to the beach days after a successful bilateral cataract operation.
Sightsavers Reports

Bakir’s story

Two-year-old Bakir was born with cataracts in both eyes. He’s a happy, confident toddler who’s adored by his family, but they all worry about him.

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