Gondo is 63 years old and lives in Ivory Coast. He suffers from cataracts.

63 year-old Gondo’s deteriorating eyesight means he cannot rely on gardening for his income. He has become so poor that he depends on his neighbours for food. Will you help save the sight of people like Gondo and give them a chance to escape poverty?

Today, every £10 of your gift to CBM will unlock another £40 to restore sight to people like Gondo who are blind or have low vision. Please donate by Thursday 26th October 2017.

This generous offer is made possible through a fund from Seeing is Believing – a charitable collaboration between Standard Chartered and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness to tackle avoidable blindness and visual impairment.

Gondo – Ivory Coast

Gondo is 63 years old and lives in Ivory Coast. He suffers from cataracts.63 year-old Gondo lives in Ivory Coast, West Africa, one of the world’s poorest places, where a quarter of the population – nearly 6 million people – live below the poverty line on less than £1 a day. Up until a year ago, Gondo relied on growing aubergines in his garden to make a meagre living: just enough to meet his basic needs.

A year ago Gondo began to notice that his sight was deteriorating. With no family to support or care for him, Gondo wondered how he would survive. Without eyesight he cannot make a living, and he has become so poor he has to rely on his neighbours for food. He desperately needs your help.

Thanks to CBM’s partnership with Seeing is Believing, for every £10 you give today, we will be able to unlock £40 more, thereby maximising your donation and increasing your impact!

Each year, 16,000 people are diagnosed with cataracts in Ivory Coast, with only a small proportion able to receive an operation...

You can make an amazing, life-changing impact through your gift today and together we can save the sight of people like Gondo and offer a brighter future.

Please give what you can today.


Disclaimer: Funds raised up to £250,000 will be maximised in value through our partnership with Seeing is Believing. In the event of surplus donations, any unspent funds, which are not subject to the above-mentioned unlocking arrangements, will be used to support similar CBM projects where the need is greatest.

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