People we've helped
Here you can read more about the people that Sightsavers has worked with our partners to help, whether it be by restoring their sight, helping visually impaired people to rebuild their lives, or stopping the spread of river blindness.
A new future for Nizam
When six-year-old Nizam Uddin could no longer see due to cataract, his mother feared for his future...
Caught in time
Glaucoma develops gradually, so people often don’t realise they have it. Ahmadu from Nigeria was lucky that his glaucoma was diagnosed and treated before he lost his sight.
Seven-year-old Abdoulie was identified by an itinerant teacher, and is now attending school.
Alice Udagbo, affectionately known as Mama, has had her life turned around by successful sight restoring cataract surgery.
Top of the class
Mahesh, who was born without sight, has been excelling at school and in the process has helped change perceptions of blindness and disabilities within his community. Find out more about his remarkable success.
Eight-year-old Babul Miah is enjoying learning thanks to an inclusive education policy at his school in Bangladesh.
Saving sight in Bangladesh
Jainab Bibi and her husband Abal Hossain are not camera shy – and they proudly show off their matching specs! Jainab, 60, explains how they both had their eye sight restored through cataract surgery on the same day
To look at three-year-old Christy Joseph laughing and playing in the playground, you wouldn’t be able to distinguish anything different about her...