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.

  • Shakulu wearing glasses, sat with his mother Zaitun. Both smiling after successful cataract surgery.

    Shakulu

    “Shakulu now goes to school… He is seeing everything for the first time.”

    Find out more
  • Jeanne has turned her life around with help from a CBM programme in Rwanda.

    Jeanne

    “Now, people call me a person with a disability, not someone who is nothing. Now, the future is better.”

    Find out more
  • Baby Gabriel wearing glasses

    Gabriel

    “Without the laser treatment the risk for Gabriel of going blind would have been very high”

    Find out more
  • Regina standing in her school playground and smiling

    Regina

    “Before surgery Regina could not play with others, but now she can play, she can dance, she can do everything.”

    Find out more
  • Balika from Zambia has a hole in his heart, cataract in one eye and hearing problems.

    Balika

    “He finally started to speak. It was so exciting!”

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

    Rajesh

    “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.”

    Find out more
  • Milly smiling wearing glasses

    Milly

    “Glory be to God, I can see!”

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

    Dorotea

    “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…

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

    Hari

    “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.”

    Find out more
  • Mariam, smiling, after treatment for obstetric fistula in Tanzania

    Mariam

    “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!”

    Find out more
  • 1 2 3

Keep up to date! Enter your email to receive information about our vital work, appeals and events as well as how you can make a difference.

Please complete the fields below: