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How your help can change lives

Find out what we do with your money, and meet some of the people you could be helping when you fundraise with us.

Sightsavers works in some of the poorest areas of the world to protect sight, prevent avoidable blindness and fight for the rights of people with disabilities.

By fundraising for Sightsavers, you could help to provide a cataract operation or protect an entire family or community against diseases that cause painful and needless blindness.

You could also help us to provide training and support for people with disabilities, so they are empowered to participate equally in society.

Why raise money for Sightsavers?

Learn how we spend your money to change lives around the world.

How your gift can help

Stories

Three-year-old Nadir from Bangladesh.
Sightsavers Reports

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.

Embessal, a teacher, standing in front of a blackboard in a classroom.
Sightsavers Reports

Embessal’s story

Embessal Moreira, head teacher at a school in northern Guinea-Bissau, has been trained to distribute medication that treats and protects children against intestinal worms.

Mafoune and her teacher smiling.
Sightsavers Reports

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.

Augusto and his grandchildren smile and wave at the camera.
Sightsavers Reports

Augusto’s story

Augusto, who had both cataracts and trachoma, struggled to get medical help because of his disability. But Sightsavers’ inclusive healthcare approach enabled him to be treated.

Kauser has her eyes screened.
Sightsavers Reports

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.

A man smiles, wearing a yellow Sightsavers tshirt.
Sightsavers Reports

Givemore’s story

Ophthalmic nurse Givemore travels to remote communities in Zimbabwe to examine people for signs of trachoma. He wants to make sure everyone is treated so their sight can be saved.

Ayenyo stands next to Lawino and they both smile at the camera.


For every $1 we receive, including donated supplies, 91% goes on our vital charity work.

The remainder helps us grow awareness and our funding.

Ayenyo stands next to Lawino and they both smile at the camera.
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More about Sightsavers

A group of children hold hands in a circle in a school in Uganda, with a backdrop of lush green hills.

Where we work

Sightsavers is an international development charity working in 30 countries across Africa and Asia to prevent blindness and improve local health services.

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We’re so grateful for your support. So when you make the decision to support Sightsavers, we make this fundraising promise to you.

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