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.

  • Amina with one of her grandchildren

    Amina

    “I can now afford to support my children’s hospital bills and I am more involved in taking decisions in my household.”

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  • Dinknesh's sister pulling out Dinknesh's eyelashes

    Dinknesh

    “The eyelashes are always scratching my eye and it makes it difficult to do any work. It is very painful… But when you pull out your eyelashes, they multiply. At first there is one hair, then they double.”

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  • Mary smiling

    Mary

    “I can now work for my grandchildren… I couldn’t see them. Now, I can see them and help them.”

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  • Sudip smiling with a patch over one of his eyes

    Sudip

    “I like to go to school But I cannot read the letters on the blackboard… I want to study and become a police officer.”

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  • Video screenshot of Nazmul wearing a face mask.

    Nazmul

    “Persons with disabilities are most at risk in this disaster.”

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  • Salome smiling with a patch over one eye

    Salomé

    “I was living in darkness, but now there is light again in my life.”

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  • Emmanuel has bow legs and is standing holding against a door frame.

    Emmanuel

    “I want my legs to be healed. In the future, I want to be a doctor,”

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  • A young boy sitting on a step with his eyes closed and a ball in his hands.

    Sesan

    “When I grow up, I want to work with a car!”

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  • An older man sitting on the front step of a house.

    Paul

    “The darkness is gone. The mist is all gone and I now don’t have to worry about bumping into things…”

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  • Haova sat inside her home, smiling.

    Haova

    Thanks to CBM supporters, Haova can now feed her children – and also earn a living to support them into the future.

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