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All nine members of the Yadav family sit for a photo.

The Yadav family’s story

The family were in a unique position: eight out of nine had cataracts, and the children were struggling to get an education.

Three-year-old Nadir from Bangladesh.

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.

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, with a money box, is leading a discussion.

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.

Mafoune and her teacher smiling.

Mafoune’s story

Eleven-year-old Mafoune has low vision. She is happy, confident and loves school: an education project for children with disabilities has made all the difference.

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

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.

Kauser has her eyes screened.

Kausar’s story

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

Zamurrad sits alone in her home in Pakistan.

Zamurrad’s story

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

Murtaza picks sweets out of a box in a shop, while smiling.

Murtaza’s story

When 30-year-old Murtaza started losing his sight to cataracts, he feared he’d be reliant on his family. But straightforward surgery restored his vision.

A group of visually impaired girls wearing Sightsavers tracksuits, laughing.

The women giving prejudice a kicking

A group of women in India are taking part in an innovative project aimed at empowering young women with disabilities by teaching them judo.

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