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Dallu sits alone all day.

Dallu’s story

Dallu lost her sight after contracting smallpox aged seven. Now aged 28, she sits alone all day, excluded from society. But you can help her find her voice.

Sankarlal working in his shop.

Sankarlal Bishnoi’s story

Sankarlal lost his sight in 1984 after someone threw acid in his face. But being able to work again has enabled him to regain his dignity and independence.

Shyam sits alone in his house.

Shyam’s story

Shyam from India lost his sight through glaucoma. He feels no hope for the future as nobody believes he can be a useful member of his community.

Nazondani Mologeni, 76, sitting on her bed in hopsital.

Nazondani’s story

At the age of 76, Nazondani still worked on a farm with her husband, but cataracts in both eyes made everyday life a challenge. Now her sight has been restored through surgery.

Winesi looking at the camera.

Winesi’s story

Winesi was blind from cataracts, leaving him reliant on his family. Thanks to an operation, he can now support his wife and children.

Mobile surgeon Boubacar Fomba checks his mobile phone.

Boubacar’s story

Sightsavers’ mobile surgeon Boubacar Fomba travels by motorbike to some of the most remote regions in Mali to perform surgery in the field.

Hazrat stands with a woman and two small boys in front of a small shop in Bangladesh.

Hazrat’s story

Hazrat has been blind since birth, and worried about providing for his family. But after meeting others with visual impairment, he’s turned his life around.

Chandrakumar, who is blind, is sitting down with a musical keyboard on his lap. He is smiling.

Chandrakumar’s story

When we met 18-year-old Chandrakumar, it was clear he was a very confident and happy guy with a passion for music.

Joanna Lumley stands besides Arif, outside infront of green plants.

Arif's story

Joanna Lumley travelled to Bangladesh in 2005, where she watched as five-year-old Arif saw his mother for the first time after having his cataracts removed.

Neema’s story

Neema and her family live in Tanzania, and were taught about the importance of face washing to control the impact and spread of trachoma.

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