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Three-year-old Nadir from Bangladesh.
Sightsavers Reports

Nadir’s story

Three-year-old Nadir had cataracts in both eyes since birth, which severely affected his vision. But an operation restored his sight and changed his life.

Sayon smiling, she is sitting outside in the shade.
Sightsavers Reports

Sayon’s story

Sayon suffered for many years with trachoma, which caused her eyelashes to scratch against her eyes. Thanks to surgery, she is now free from this painful disease.

A group of people sitting on the grass. A man is leading a discussion and has a money box open next to him.
Sightsavers Reports

The savings group that’s changing lives

The Masindi Savings Group meets under a tree outside local council buildings in Uganda. But the unusual location isn’t the only unorthodox thing about it.

A woman smiling as she pays attention in a class environment.
Sightsavers Reports

Jane’s story

“If the chance is given to me to acquire skills, and if I am able to earn some money, my life can improve – I can look after myself.”

A man sitting at a knitting machine, smiling.
Sightsavers Reports

Albert’s story

We met Albert on his first day of training with Sightsavers’ economic empowerment programme. “When I start getting my own money, my life will change.”

A man sitting in a darkened room with his back to the camera.
Sightsavers Reports

Nicholas’s story

“Before I heard about the Sightsavers programme I felt unhappy, like I wouldn’t have a good future. My heart has so many things to think about.”

Mafoune and her teacher smiling and embracing in front of a classroom blackboard.
Sightsavers Reports

Mafoune’s story

Mafoune is happy and confident, but she wasn’t always like this. An inclusive education project for children with disabilities has made all the difference.

Aklima clings to the bars of one of the windows in her home.
Sightsavers Reports

Aklima’s story

Three-year-old Aklima has cataracts that affect her vision. Her home is surrounded by water, so it's a race against time to treat her and keep her safe.

Kausar stands on the hillside in fog.
Sightsavers Reports

Kausar’s story

Kausar had been losing her sight for several years, and worried how her family would cope. But a Sightsavers-funded cataract operation changed her life.

Zamurrad sits alone in her home in Pakistan.
Sightsavers Reports

Zamurrad’s story

Zamurrad’s life ground to a halt when she developed cataracts, but a straightforward operation gave her back her independence.

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