Shahid is only 11 years old. Having lost his mother as a baby, and being shunned from his family home means the odds are already stacked against him. But Shahid has another problem that’s casting a shadow over his chance at a bright future. Shahid needs glasses.
Growing up in a country that experiences extreme poverty, like Shahid’s hometown of Patna, India, is tough enough on children like Shahid. But when a child is also short-sighted, long-sighted or has an astigmatism, it means that they struggle to get an education and often shy away from social situations, denying them the opportunity to grow and learn.
The solution is so simple, and so cheap. Just €3 can provide screening and a new pair of glasses for a child like Shahid. A gift from you today could give children in some of the world’s poorest countries the chance to work their way out of poverty and fulfil their potential.
Please will you donate today and help more children like Shahid?
Every gift you give helps change lives for people in the world’s poorest countries. Since our work began your donations have provided 6.1 million cataract surgeries and 332,000 trachoma operations. Our donors have also helped us to support more than 180,000 people with disabilities, enabling them to live full and independent lives.
We think it’s money well spent, and we hope you do too.