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 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.
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.
“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.”
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.”
“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 is happy and confident, but she wasn’t always like this. An inclusive education project for children with disabilities has made all the difference.
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 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’s life ground to a halt when she developed cataracts, but a straightforward operation gave her back her independence.
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