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Mohambir, wearing a grey suit, is wearing a patch over his left eye following cataract surgery.

Our work in Nepal

Dominated by the Himalayas, Nepal has a population of around 30 million people. Its mountainous location leaves the country vulnerable to natural disasters. There are also high levels of visual impairment and blindness, especially in rural areas with limited access to health care.

Over 40 years of sight-saving work

We’ve been working in Nepal to support access to inclusive eye health services for over 40 years. We’re still working with our first partner in the country, the National Society for Comprehensive Eye Care, today. Alongside our sight-saving work, we support people with disabilities to earn a living and provide inclusive humanitarian assistance after natural disasters.

 

A lady wearing having an eye test. Her son is on her lap wearing sunglasses.
21.9%
21.9% of population affected by vision loss (IAPB)

Building on our history to create lasting change

With your support we can continue to change the lives of people with disabilities across Nepal.

A woman inside a plastic tunnel for growing vegetables, tends to plants. Her husband stands in front of her.
Lalita has a disability. She was provided a sewing machine by CBM-partner.

“In the future, I want to make this shop bigger, and I want to teach others, as a trainer.”

Lalita, Nepal
A lady wearing having an eye test. Her son is on her lap wearing sunglasses.