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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.

Nazondani Mologeni, 76, sitting on her bed in hopsital.
Sightsavers Reports

Nazondani’s story

At the age of 76, Nazondani still worked on a farm with her husband, but cataracts in both eyes made everyday life a challenge. Now her sight has been restored through surgery.

Winesi looking at the camera.
Sightsavers Reports

Winesi’s story

Winesi’s sight had been deteriorating for more than a decade, leaving him reliant on his family. Thanks to cataract surgery, he is now able to return to farming, enabling him to support his wife and children.

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.

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.

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.

Mamadou wears maroon robe with a white cap and his daughter Rougiatou Bah wears a leopard print headscarf. Mamadou is holding his daughter in his arms.
Sightsavers Reports

Mamadou’s story

River blindness can steal sight and threaten social inclusion, but treatment with Mectizan® can save communities.

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