At just 9 years old, Allen is already suffering more than any young child should, because of the cataracts clouding her vision.
No child should have to face a future of blindness simply because they are poor.
This Easter, you can help children like Allen See the Way to a new and brighter future. Between 15th February and 14th May, every £1 you give to the See the Way appeal will be doubled by the UK government.
Bring light and new life to children like Allen, by restoring their sight:
Allen’s family live in abject poverty. Her mother, Elizabeth, barely earns enough money to feed the family. When she realised Allen was going blind, she tried everything she could; paste made from herbs and eye drops prescribed at a local clinic.
What Allen really needed – a cataract operation – was simply out of reach.
Cataract surgery, which would give Allen back her sight, costs about £95. But Elizabeth earns just 54 pence a day.
Other children taunted Allen and smeared hot pepper into her eyes. At school, she was often found standing alone outside the classroom. Being only able to see a few centimetres in front of her face, her teachers, not knowing how best to help her, would lose patience and ask her to leave.
No one should be excluded and humiliated because they cannot see.
Life could be very different for children like Allen – if friends like you act today.
This Easter, you can bring light and new life to children like Allen by restoring their sight.
You can help them access sight-saving surgery, glasses and support so they can go to school, read and write and get around safely.
“... Just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” Romans 6:4