Nahel (3 years old) has congenital bilateral cataracts and nearly no vision. His older brother, eight year old Habibu also suffered from bilateral cataracts. And their mother, 32 years old Kaintouna, is suspected to have (neglected) bilateral cataract as well causing severe vision problems. At CBM partner eye hospital in Cameroon (Acha Eye Services in Bafoussam - P3530) Nahel will receive cataracts surgery, while his brother and mother will also receive eye examination and tests in order to decide what can be done to improve their vision.Please refer to the story for more information.

Give sight, change a life

Cataracts affect millions of children and adults around the world. Left untreated, they would go blind: forever. But with your help, people living in poverty can get their lives back.

Give sight
Change a life

Cataracts affect millions of children and adults around the world. Left untreated, they would go blind: forever. But with your help, people living in poverty can get their lives back.

Millions of people around the world are needlessly blind because they cannot get simple surgery or treatment that could save their sight

Too often, if you live in a poor community, going blind means losing your chance to go to school, earn a living or live independently.

Nahel was born with cataracts in both eyes which caused sight issues and pain. For his parents, like so many in the poorest places in the world, the cost of surgery was just too high. 

Nahel, 3, with his mum Kaintouna in their home.

"This is not the kind of life I imagined for my children and I am heartbroken that Nahel struggles to see. I pray daily for a miracle that can reverse this and give Nahel good vision”

Nahel's mum Kaintouna, Cameroon, Central Africa

Children left untreated don't only lose their sight permanently, they also lose the chance to go to school, get an education and improve their lives and the lives of people around them.

A simple cataract operation can be truly life-changing. But for thousands of people living in poverty, it is out of reach. You can change that with a donation today.

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