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Sankarlal working in his shop.
Sightsavers Reports

Sankarlal Bishnoi’s story

Sankarlal lost his sight in 1984 after someone threw acid in his face. But being able to work again has enabled him to regain his dignity and independence.

Shyam sits alone in his house.
Sightsavers Reports

Shyam’s story

Shyam from India lost his sight through glaucoma. He feels no hope for the future as nobody believes he can be a useful member of his community.

Mobile surgeon Boubacar Fomba checks his mobile phone.
Sightsavers Reports

Boubacar’s story

Sightsavers’ mobile surgeon Boubacar Fomba travels by motorbike to some of the most remote regions in Mali to perform surgery in the field.

Kachiemeri school children in class.
Sightsavers Reports

Kachiemeri primary school

Sightsavers has been working for the past year to improve sanitation facilities at Kachiemeri primary school in Kenya to prevent the spread of trachoma.

Hazrat stands with a woman and two small boys in front of a small shop in Bangladesh.
Sightsavers Reports

Hazrat’s story

Hazrat has been blind since birth, and worried about providing for his family. But after meeting others with visual impairment, he’s turned his life around.

Chandrakumar, who is blind, is sitting down with a musical keyboard on his lap. He is smiling.
Sightsavers Reports

Chandrakumar’s story

When we met 18-year-old Chandrakumar, it was clear he was a very confident and happy guy with a passion for music.

Jenneh smiles in the classroom during a lesson at school, while Nabirye looks sad as she stands outside her home.
Sightsavers Reports

Jenneh and Nabirye’s story

Jenneh is blind, and has a bright future ahead of her because she has been able to go to school. But for Nabirye, it’s a different story.

Joanna Lumley stands besides Arif, outside infront of green plants.
Sightsavers Reports

Arif's story

Joanna Lumley travelled to Bangladesh in 2005, where she watched as five-year-old Arif saw his mother for the first time after having his cataracts removed.

Sightsavers Reports

Neema’s story

Neema and her family live in Tanzania, and were taught about the importance of face washing to control the impact and spread of trachoma.

Samuel chats on his mobile phone.
Sightsavers Reports

Samuel’s story

Samuel Brassay is a sharp, intelligent 37-year-old who wants to be a lawyer. But he is blind, meaning the odds are stacked against him.

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