Idephonse's Story

"I know my daughter was born, but I do not know her face."

Meet Ildephonse, a father from Rwanda who lost his sight to cataracts.

Ildephonse, pictured above, has lived with cataracts in both of his eyes for six years.

Trapped in darkness behind a seemingly immovable barrier, Ildephonse told us, “I spend my whole day here in the house... I don’t see anything, I just sit here all day.”

Cataracts are the world’s leading cause of avoidable blindness. But for families who earn a few pence per day or cannot work due to cataracts, like Ildephonse, the cost is out of reach.

With your support today, we can move closer to a world where no one becomes needlessly blind.

Until 28th April, every £1 you give towards our sight-saving work will be DOUBLED. Please, will you make the most of this opportunity and bring a new dawn of opportunity into people's lives?

For every £1 raised before 28th April, a generous group of CBM supporters will give £1 to fund sight-saving work and other programmes supporting some of the world’s forgotten people living in poverty up to £75,000.

Your donations will support CBM’s work preventing blindness and transforming lives wherever the need is greatest.

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Christian Blind Mission UK is registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales as charity number 1058162, and with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator as charity number SC041101.

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