Shanice, 5, looks up at her mum in her school cardigan

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Help free twice as many children from blindness

Your gift DOUBLED

Help free twice as many children from blindness

Your gift DOUBLED

Help free twice as many children from blindness

Without treatment, children like Shanice are at risk of a lifetime of blindness.

“Shanice urgently needs an operation.” Shanice (pictured above) is just five years old and was born with cataracts in both of her eyes. Living in one of the world's poorest places, her mother, Aisha, borrowed money to bring her to Dr Aliraki at Mengo Eye Clinic, Uganda.

Aisha hesitates and asks how much the operation to replace Shanice's lenses will cost. When told, she sighs, “I will need to work at least a year to save that, maybe two. What will happen to Shanice?"

For a child like Shanice, if help isn't available quickly, she could go blind - permanently - just because her family are poor.

The truth is children in low-income countries like Shanice go blind every day. You can help change this with a gift that can give a child an operation that saves their sight.

For a limited time, your gift will be DOUBLED, going twice as far in transforming lives and saving children's sight.

Donate today and every £1 you give will be DOUBLED!

3/4 of people who are blind don’t need to be.

Millions of people worldwide are needlessly blind because they can’t 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.

CBM works across the world’s poorest countries to prevent avoidable blindness and restore sight.

And 82p of every £1 you give goes towards this vital work.

Our impact last year


people treated for
blinding diseases


people given sight-restoring cataract surgery


glasses and low vision
devices distributed

You can free twice as many children like Shanice from blindness

Imagine your child has a condition that is making them blind, and you discover it can be treated. Now imagine being told the cost of treatment is far beyond your wages. Their sight can be saved, but you simply cannot afford the operation.

Children like Shanice, and adults too, are going living with sight-loss right now in the world's poorest places, simply because the cost of treatment is out of reach.

Aisha could tell there was a problem when Shanice was still a baby, but in her remote home in Uganda, East Africa, there were no eye health services nearby.

Shanice is covering her eye with her hand.

At nursery, teachers noticed Shanice struggled to see beyond toys right in front of her. They suggested she should have her eyes checked.

However, Aisha couldn't afford treatment, barely managing nursery fees. Aisha could only hope for her little girl's eyesight to improve.

On Shanice's first day at school, she couldn't read the blackboard. The children called her 'Muzibe,' an unkind term for 'blind.' Despite dreaming of becoming a doctor ('Musawo'), teachers deemed it pointless to pay school fees for a sight-impaired child.

Aisha knew Shanice's educational opportunities were slipping away. Desperate, she did what any mother would do: she pleaded for time off, borrowed money, and travelled to Mengo Hospital in Kampala.

And then she found out her daughter's sight could be saved, but she could not afford it.

For a child like Shanice, your donations mean there is hope - to see, to go to school, and to follow their dreams.

Thanks to a generous gift-match donor, all gifts up to a total of £48,000 will be DOUBLED, going twice as far in transforming lives.

Donate today and every £1 you give for a child like Shanice will be DOUBLED!

Thank you.

Give today to a child like Shanice and your donation will go twice as far

Thank you.

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