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.

  • Pooja from India has learning difficulties. His father is being trained in organic farming.

    Pooja

    “Now I don’t have to worry about owing money. I am free from debt, and I can save some money to pay for Pooja’s medicine and appointments.”

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  • Purna Maya sitting in her wheelchair outside her destroyed house.

    Purna Maya

    A volunteer came to our house to ask about Purna Maya and the loss due to the earthquake. I was happy that some organisation had the time to think about disabled people…

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  • Shilpa being pushed in her wheelchair into the inclusive school.

    Shilpa

    “When Shilpa first started coming she would sit alone and wouldn’t mingle with the other children. I would get her to sit with other kids…

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  • Yahraj lost his right arm in an electrical accident in India.

    Yashraj

    “I was asked to form a small group of people with disabilities who offer mutual support and are activists for the rights of people living with disabilities…From that time on, my life changed.”

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  • Augustine loves listening to the radio.

    Augustine

    “He can see now and can go to school. I’m so happy! And I would never have had the money for the eye surgery. So, please continue your work and help other children in need, too. God bless you!”

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  • Edward wearing an eye bandage after his cataract surgery at CBM partner in Tanzania.

    Edward

    “I wish very much to be able to see again. Then I can go back to school – and the teacher will not tell me off anymore…”

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  • Joan at CoRSU in Uganda before surgery for Cleft lip and palate.

    Joan

    “I am so proud of her. I couldn’t believe that her lip could be repaired…now she will gain weight.”

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