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Aminata has her eyes screened for trachoma.
Sightsavers Reports

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.

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.

Criscent proudly wearing his new glasses, as he stands in some woods on the way to his village in Uganda.
Sightsavers Reports

Criscent’s story

Six-year-old Criscent was born with cataracts, leaving him unable to play or go to school. But his sight was restored with a straightforward operation as part of the Seeing is Believing project in Uganda.

Dr Anselmo with eye technician Domingos Geraldo and Signtsavers' Christina Abudo outside Ribaue Hospital.
Sightsavers Reports

Meet the outreach team saving sight in Mozambique

In Nampula province, there are only three ophthalmologists who are qualified to perform cataract operations on a population of nearly four million people.

Rajab is sitting, holding his camera.
Sightsavers Reports

Rajab’s story

After completing vocational training with our Connecting the Dots programme, Rajab advocates for the rights of people with disabilities in his district.

Rita sitting at a desk with a braille typewriter, smiling.
Sightsavers Reports

Rita’s story

Rita, a graduate of the Connecting the Dots training programme, teaches blind and visually impaired students in Uganda.

Joseph demonstrating sign language.
Sightsavers Reports

Joseph’s story

Joseph is the only staff member at his school in Uganda who knows sign language, so he sits with children who have hearing impairments and signs for them.

Emmanuel.
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Emmanuel’s story

Meet 60-year-old Emmanuel, who lost his sight while earning a living as a fisherman after he contracted a disease called river blindness.

Majidul sits at home writing in his notebook.
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Majidul’s story

Majidul featured in the final episode of the popular BBC series ‘Forces of Nature’, telling how a cataract operation restored his sight and his confidence.

Isaac works on the knitting machine alongside his tutor.
Sightsavers Reports

Isaac’s story

Isaac lost his sight seven years ago, forcing him to drop out of school. He’d lost hope until Sightsavers offered to give him vocational training.

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