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.
“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…”
“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.”
“I can see much better Daddy, the clouds are gone. I look forward to going back to school”.
“She smiled and clapped when she got the questions right and it was a great breakthrough. Now she is learning how to make juice and soon she will learn more difficult things.”
Bernadino and Leonarda
Leonarda cooks and cleans again and doesn’t need help eating. Bernadino loves reading. Now his eyesight is improved he reads and looks after the livestock once again.
“The way to school was so long and hard for him, and he would come back home in pain. So I thought maybe it’s best to stop school…
“I am grateful that through well-wishers he has received medical care and cataract surgery all paid for and is on the road to recovery. I wouldn’t be able to afford all that money..”
“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.”
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…
“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…