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

Henry attends an inclusive school.
Sightsavers Reports

Henry’s story

An inclusive school project for blind children in Sierra Leone has boosted Henry’s confidence: his ambition is to become a politician and change his country.

Jenneh stands with a group of people outside her school.
Sightsavers Reports

Jenneh’s story

Jenneh is 15 and is doing well in school. But for a blind teenage girl living in Sierra Leone, just being able to attend school is a huge achievement.

Amarchand and his wife Phullobai pose for a photo inside their house in the Piriya slum of Bhopal, India.
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Amarchand’s story

Amarchand has impaired vision and mobility issues. He and his wife barely have enough money to live on, so visiting hospital wasn’t an option until Sightsavers stepped in.

Edith with Joseph, one of the Connecting the Dots students.
Sightsavers Reports

Edith’s story

Over the past four years, Edith has helped 324 young people with disabilities to complete vocational training, giving them the chance to live independently.

Aminata has her eyes screened for trachoma.
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Aminata Kâ’s story

Aminata is just nine months old, and is at risk of contracting blinding trachoma. If she does, she could lose her sight and her independence.

Dr Gerald Msukwa smiles at the camera.
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Dr Gerald Msukwa

Dr Msukwa is an ophthalmologist in southern Malawi. He restores sight through cataract operations, and says his passion is helping children to see again.

Little Zonobia sits outside her home with a bandage on one eye.
Sightsavers Reports

Zonobia’s story

Five-year-old Zonobia suffered from trachoma, which caused her eyelashes to turn in and scrape on her eyes. But a straightforward operation saved her sight.

Baraka plays with a yellow balloon.
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Baraka’s story

Baraka loves a hug, but cataracts meant he couldn’t see the faces of his family. Thanks to donations from people like you, we were able to restore his sight.

Madalitso Nyangulu sitting on his motorcycle.
Sightsavers Reports

Madalitso’s story

Every Wednesday, Madalitso ventures into rural Malawi on a motorbike, ready to screen and treat people with impaired vision.

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