Salomé can now See the Way to a brighter future

Salome sitting outside her home.

For 2 years, Salomé had been blind due to cataracts, which had robbed her of vision, leaving her isolated, struggling to care for her grandchildren and unable to read her precious bible.

In April, thanks to CBM's supporters, Salomé had sight-saving surgery at CBM’s partner hospital in Rwanda, changing her life forever.

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Salomé’s Story

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Salomé lives in Southern Rwanda with her daughter Eudosie and three young grandchildren. While Eudosie went out to work, Salomé looked after the two youngest children Cecile, 4, and Jean Baptiste, 1.. But she struggled to care for them properly as she couldn't see.

Salomé has a ready smile but being unable to see  left her feeling isolated. Her one consolation was the radio – particularly the songs and prayers on her favourite Christian station called Radio Maria.

Time and again Salomé had tried to get treatment, but was unable to make the long journey to the nearest hospital. It was too far and difficult to walk and the cost of a bus fare was more than she and her daughter could afford.

But this month, thanks to your support, this grandmother had sight-restoring surgery at CBM's partner hospital in Rwanda. 

Salomé can now see her grandchildren and look after them, as she’s been longing to do. “I was very happy to see them again. I will be able to bath them, cook for them, feed them, everything.”

Regaining her sight has not only transformed Salomé’s life but also the lives of her daughter and grandchildren.

“I want to say thank you. People were praying for me. Because I know that prayers do not go unheard and God answers our prayers.”

Southern Province, Rwanda - 2019-05-03 -  Salomé with her family, daughter Salome and the grandchildren, Jean Baptiste, Cecile, and Etienne, at home in Southern Province, Rwanda on May 3.
Kabgayi, Rwanda - 2019-05-01 -  Salomé at Kabgayi Eye Unit in Kabgayi, Rwanda, on May 1.

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