Stories of our work
At the centre of what we do are the people who benefit from our programmes - men, women, boys and girls living with disabilities in the poorest places of the world. On these pages, you can meet some of the people we've helped, read about the challenges they have faced and discover how their lives have changed thanks to CBM supporters.
Vaileth and Susana
“Now they can see better, I hope the girls can go to school to get an education so they can live a better life. Thank you so much.”
“I expect good things in the future; I hope to be able to do a bit more work at home and move around more easily…”
“I have always tried to help with the farming, but my abilities were not recognised in the family, or in the wider community… Now I have respect from them. They see me as a person, a successful person.”
“I felt [urine] run down my leg. It happened all the time and I couldn’t stop it. I would sit and not move around… I would like to say thanks a lot to the doctors and the nurses…
“I never mind what people say about me anymore provided I get to where I want, because of the encouragement I received from Elim staff, who always go beyond people’s expectations.”
“I can see much better Daddy, the clouds are gone. I look forward to going back to school”.
“She smiled and clapped when she got the questions right and it was a great breakthrough. Now she is learning how to make juice and soon she will learn more difficult things.”
Bernadino and Leonarda
Leonarda cooks and cleans again and doesn’t need help eating. Bernadino loves reading. Now his eyesight is improved he reads and looks after the livestock once again.
“The way to school was so long and hard for him, and he would come back home in pain. So I thought maybe it’s best to stop school…
“I wish very much to be able to see again. Then I can go back to school – and the teacher will not tell me off anymore…”