Benita smiling after surgery for cataracts.

CBM in action

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


  • Members of the Nepal Disabled Association in Kathmandu, Nepal, receiving hygiene items (such as bandages, diapers and antiseptics) and medical supplies (such as catheters) from CBM’s partner Nepal Disabled Women Association (NDWA), during COVID-19.

    Delivering support with Disabled People’s Organisations in Nepal during COVID-19

    Many people with disabilities in Nepal have been facing huge challenges as a result of Coronavirus…

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  • Community health workers attending mental health training in Bungoma County, Kenya. ©BasicNeedsBasicRightsKenya

    Providing mental health support in Kenya during COVID-19

    COVID-19 restrictions have had a devastating effect on many people’s mental well-being in Kenya…

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  • CBM’s partner in Indonesia distributing basic goods and hygiene kits, in collaboration with community representatives and leaders in Siraman Village, Gunungkidul, Indonesia.

    Reaching the most vulnerable people in Indonesia during COVID-19

    The first case of Coronavirus in Indonesia was identified in March…

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  • Supporting people with disabilities in Bangladesh during COVID-19

    Supporting people with disabilities in Bangladesh during COVID-19

    COVID-19 – and the restrictions to prevent its spread – led to an alarming rise in the number of people facing…

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  • Helping girls with disabilities into education in Zimbabwe

    An estimated 1 in 5 secondary school-age girls in Zimbabwe are not at school – and girls with disabilities are among…

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  • A lady in a wheelchair teaching a young girl IT skills.

    i2i: Helping people with disabilities into employment

    People with disabilities in developing countries often find it difficult to earn a living because they can’t access…

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  • 6-year-old Gokul from India having an eye examination after successful cataract surgery

    Improving access to quality eye health services in India

    An estimated 11 million Indians are blind. In the majority of cases, blindness could be avoided if eye health…

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  • Group of people talking. Back of Tshirt reads Mental Illness, Everyone's Business, Stop the Stigma.

    Improving support for people with mental health problems and their families in Malawi

    People with mental health conditions in Malawi often face stigma, prejudice and abuse. They struggle to access…

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  • Outdoor safe space at CBM's partner Kenyatta University in Kenya

    Mental health support for students in Kenya

    Research in Kenyan government universities has identified high levels of depression and anxiety among students…

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  • 3 people walking to relief camp following Nepal earthquake.

    Helping humanitarian organisations include older and disabled people (Age and Disability Capacity Programme)

    CBM was one of seven agencies involved in the Age and Disability Capacity Programme (ADCAP), which aimed to ensure…

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  • HHOT App launch poster, with phones showing the app in use and instructions on how to use it.

    Mobile app to help people with disabilities during emergencies

    CBM’s Humanitarian Hands on Tool (HHOT) is a ground-breaking mobile app to help people with disabilities…

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  • Representatives of disabled people's organisations attend a training session.

    Supporting people with disabilities to campaign for their rights

    CBM has trained people with disabilities in Uganda and Tanzania to speak up for their rights as well as…

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  • 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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  • Changing lives through livelihoods

    When people with disabilities can build secure livelihoods, they can escape poverty, support their families and also…

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