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Issa Dawood from Sudan.

Issa’s story

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.

Bakir Rashid, 2, smiles as he walks with his father on a family outing to the beach days after a successful bilateral cataract operation.

Bakir’s story

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.

Henry attends an inclusive school.

Henry’s story

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 stands with a group of people outside her school.

Jenneh’s story

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 and his wife Phullobai pose for a photo inside their house in the Piriya slum of Bhopal, India.

Amarchand’s story

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.

Edith smiles as she stands holding her young son.

Edith’s story

Over the past four years, Edith has helped 324 young people with disabilities in Uganda to complete vocational training.

Dr Gerald Msukwa smiles at the camera.

Dr Gerald Msukwa

Dr Msukwa is an ophthalmologist in southern Malawi. He restores sight through cataract operations, and says his passion is helping children to see again.

Baraka plays with a yellow balloon.

Baraka’s story

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.

Madalitso Nyangulu sitting on his motorcycle.

Madalitso’s story

Every Wednesday, Madalitso ventures into rural Malawi on a motorbike, ready to screen and treat people with impaired vision.

Dr Paul Nyaluke.

Dr Paul Nyaluke

Dr Nyaluke has been a qualified ophthalmologist for nine years. He now specialises in performing surgery on children with cataracts.

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