Benita smiling after surgery for cataracts.

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.

  • Rajesh was paralyzed from birth and is now is an organic farmer.


    “I have always tried to help with the farming, but my abilities were not recognised in the family, or in the wider community… Now I have respect from them. They see me as a person, a successful person.”

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  • Milly smiling wearing glasses


    “Glory be to God, I can see!”

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  • Dorotea from Tanzania sits on a bed after surgery for Fistula. CCBRT.


    “I felt [urine] run down my leg. It happened all the time and I couldn’t stop it. I would sit and not move around… I would like to say thanks a lot to the doctors and the nurses…

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  • Hari was supported through an emergency mental health project that CBM conducted after the earthquakes in Nepal.


    “I now know that there are many other people who are mentally affected due to the impact of the earthquake. I am also able to speak in social gatherings, allowing me to share my feelings.”

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  • Mariam, smiling, after treatment for obstetric fistula in Tanzania


    “When I go back to the village, I will tell the other women: If you have the same problem, don’t hide. There are doctors who helped me, too, and changed my life!”

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  • Rajendra who has polio slept outside his house for several days after the earthquake in Nepal afraid of more tremors.


    “I somehow managed to crawl out of the house when I saw there was no one around… everyone had left for a safe, open place but me. I was the only one left behind.”

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  • Follow 8-year-old Whitney's journey from blindness to sight


    8 year-old Whitney lives in a village in Uganda with her mother and 2 younger siblings. For years, she was blind with no hope of sight…

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  • Vaileth & Susana both have cataracts and were treated by CBM's partner in Tanzania

    Vaileth and Susana

    “Now they can see better, I hope the girls can go to school to get an education so they can live a better life. Thank you so much.”

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  • Joyce having her eyes checked after her Trachoma operation in Uganda.


    “I expect good things in the future; I hope to be able to do a bit more work at home and move around more easily…”

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  • Eje sits at a computer that is in the shop that he owns thanks to ELIM in Nigeria.


    “I never mind what people say about me anymore provided I get to where I want, because of the encouragement I received from Elim staff, who always go beyond people’s expectations.”

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