Stories of our work
At the centre of what we do are the people who benefit from our programmes - men, women, boys and girls living with disabilities in the poorest places of the world. On these pages, you can meet some of the people we've helped, read about the challenges they have faced and discover how their lives have changed thanks to CBM supporters.
Thanks to CBM supporters, Haova can now feed her children – and also earn a living to support them into the future.
“We had a nice house in the past but we had to sell it to buy food.”
My life was good before the accident, like everybody else. I was in school and I got married. But after my accident my husband left me. Community attitudes also changed.
“I tell everyone who I think is suffering in silence to come forward and seek support and treatment”
“I will never forget the smell of the fires, the screams, these horrible screams. I see these sequences again and again, in my dreams, sometimes I even have flashbacks at daytime.”
“If you are in a group they teach you not just to sit at home, they teach you how to cope with treatment and do work”
Rose and Robert
“I now know how to protect and take care for people with mental illness. I am also able to tell signs and symptoms of mental illness… Above all, I have learnt to love him.”
“Shakulu now goes to school… He is seeing everything for the first time.”
“Now, people call me a person with a disability, not someone who is nothing. Now, the future is better.”
“Without the laser treatment the risk for Gabriel of going blind would have been very high”