Issa’s sight had been deteriorating for seven years, until a team from the Global Trachoma Mapping Project examined his eyes and referred him for treatment.
Two-year-old Bakir was born with cataracts in both eyes. He’s a happy, confident toddler who’s adored by his family, but they all worry about him.
An inclusive school project for blind children in Sierra Leone has boosted Henry’s confidence: his ambition is to become a politician and change his country.
Jenneh is 15 and is doing well in school. But for a blind teenage girl living in Sierra Leone, just being able to attend school is a huge achievement.
Amarchand has impaired vision and mobility issues. He and his wife barely have enough money to live on, so visiting hospital wasn’t an option until Sightsavers stepped in.
Over the past four years, Edith has helped 324 young people with disabilities in Uganda to complete vocational training.
Baraka loves a hug, but cataracts meant he couldn’t see the faces of his family. Thanks to donations from people like you, we were able to restore his sight.
Every Wednesday, Madalitso ventures into rural Malawi on a motorbike, ready to screen and treat people with impaired vision.
Dr Nyaluke has been a qualified ophthalmologist for nine years. He now specialises in performing surgery on children with cataracts.
Six-year-old Criscent was born with cataracts, leaving him unable to play or go to school. But his sight was restored with a straightforward operation as part of the Seeing is Believing project in Uganda.
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