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Dallu sits alone all day.
Sightsavers Reports

Dallu’s story

Dallu lost her sight after contracting smallpox aged seven. Now aged 28, she sits alone all day, excluded from society. But you can help her find her voice.

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.

A woman with crossed arms smiling at the camera.
Sightsavers Reports

Anuradha’s story

Have you ever been made to feel different? Anuradha has. But she's turned it into something incredibly positive.

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.

Sankarlal smiles in the sunshine.
Sightsavers Reports

Sankarlal Sansi’s story

Sankarlal lost his sight as a result of cataracts in both eyes. Few job opportunities were available to him – until he joined a group funded by Sightsavers.

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.

Mirriam walking to give physical therapy to a child.
Sightsavers Reports

Mirriam’s story

After her son's illness and accident, Mirriam decided to transform her community by setting up a centre to help children with disabilities.

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.

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