A child’s pain is a parent’s pain

This Christmas, give a gift and help save the sight of children like Muzi.

Muzi and his protective Father sat outside in his village in Sokoto, Nigeria.

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could cover the costs of a sight-saving operation for a person with advanced trachoma.

Could protect an entire community from blinding trachoma.

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Muhamadu first noticed something was wrong with his son Muzi’s eyes about three years ago.

Seven-year-old Muzi’s eyes were visibly sore and sensitive to the light.

Muhamadu managed to get hold of some eye drops from the local health centre in his village in Sokoto, Nigeria. In his heart he knew they weren’t helping, but he was desperate to do something – anything – to help his son.

Frightened and helpless,Muhamadu had to watch as Muzi’s symptoms got worse. His son was suffering from trichiasis, sometimes referred to as advanced trachoma, and the horrific, blinding infection had already started to steal his sight, and his childhood.

It’s vital that we are able to reach children like Muzi, who live in hard-to-reach rural areas, and provide them with the sight-saving antibiotics and surgery they so urgently need.

Trichiasis ruins lives, but with your support we can help to end it.

Will help you us to reach more children like Muzi by giving a gift this holiday season?

Muhamadu was overcome with relief that help was available, keen to do anything to lessen his son’s suffering. Muzi remained disconnected from his surroundings – even his car journey to hospital, normally a source of much excitement for little boys, was met with silence. He was in too much pain.

Almost as soon as he’d come around from surgery, the difference in Muzi was startling. His eyes were still tender from the stitches, but now he was sitting up straight and looking around the room, chattering away to anyone who would listen.

Muzi can now go back to school and get the education he needs to build a brighter future for himself. These incredible transformations happen thanks to supporters like you – but together, we must do more. Your gift could free children from the agony of trachoma and help to save their precious sight.

 

Help children like Muzi.

I would like to make a
one-off
donation

could distribute sight-saving antibiotics to 150 children.

could cover the costs of a sight-saving operation for a person with advanced trachoma.

Could protect an entire community from blinding trachoma.

$
We're sorry, but the minimum donation we can take is $3
We're sorry, but we cannot process a donation of this size online. Please contact us on [email protected] for assistance donating over $15,000