Benita smiling after surgery for cataracts.

CBM in action

Introducing some examples of CBM's work around the world. 


  • Group photo of a Village Savings and Loan Association holding up their membership books

    Helping people with disabilities in Rwanda to be financially independent

    Supporting people with disabilities to earn a living through training, support and village savings groups.

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  • Hearing technician examines girl's ear

    Preventing hearing loss in Zambia

    Training and equipping health workers to prevent avoidable hearing loss and improve access to hearing aids and support.

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  • Huge expanse of bare mud showing where the side of Sugar Loaf mountain collapsed

    Emergency Response: Sierra Leone mudslides

    Providing emergency supplies and support to people with disabilities affected by the Sierra Leone mudslides.

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  • Regina Lagton, who has a physical disability, and her two children outside their home.

    Zimbabwe food crisis - supporting people with disabilities

    Providing food, livestock & access to water for people with disabilities during Zimbabawe’s worst drought in decades.

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  • Benita smiling after surgery for cataracts.

    Combatting blindness in Peru

    In Peru, over 40% of the population live in poverty. Cataract is the leading cause of avoidable blindness…

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  • Building livelihoods through organic farming

    Many people with disabilities and their families in India struggle to earn a living. This life-changing programme…

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  • Ebola – life-saving information for people with disabilities

    The deadly outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa left over 10,000 people dead. In Sierra Leone, the…

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  • Emergency response: Nepal earthquake

    On 25th April 2015, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, leaving over 8,000 dead and many thousands more injured or…

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  • Glaucoma treatment trial

    Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness worldwide. Without effective treatment, it leads to permanent…

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  • Helping people with disabilities claim their rights

    In Malawi, we have been helping people with disabilities to claim their rights, challenge prejudice and be active in…

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  • Improving access to cataract surgery in Ivory Coast

    Cataracts cause about half of all blindness. They can be easily treated, but for most people in Ivory Coast the…

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  • Including older and disabled people in emergency response

    People with disabilities often find it difficult to access help at times of emergency, such as floods, earthquakes or…

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  • Preventing blindness in Northern Zimbabwe

    An estimated 60,000 people are in need of sight-restoring cataract surgery in Manicaland and Mashonaland West…

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  • Rebuilding after ebola – Improving community mental health

    We have been working in Sierra Leone for several years to improve treatment for mental health conditions…

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  • Restoring hope and dignity – treating obstetric fistula

    Many women in Tanzania live with obstetric fistula for decades, often rejected by their husbands and communities and…

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