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Where we work

In 2016, CBM globally supported 628 projects in 59 countries.

CBM UK provided direct funds and expertise to set up and run 21 life-changing programmes in 16 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

You can read more below about some of the countries where CBM UK has a particular focus.

  • Rwanda

    Rwanda is a small landlocked country in east-central Africa that is striving to rebuild its economy after the ethnic strife of the mid-1990s. Tea and coffee are among its main exports.

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  • Zambia

    A landlocked country in south central Africa, Zambia has experienced economic growth over the last decade due to copper mining, but poverty remains acute in rural areas.

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  • Dr. Andrew Mohanraj talking to Kandi about mental health support for her son Abdul Rani outside her house.


    Indonesia is a diverse country of more than 300 ethnic groups, with the world’s largest Muslim population and the biggest economy in Southeast Asia. Poverty rates in the country of 257 million people have…

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  • Ada Sule has polio and is now making her living as a hairdresser.


    Nigeria is an oil rich nation, home to Africa’s largest population of over 182 million people. However, high levels of poverty and joblessness persist. Development challenges include…

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  • Boy from Balakot, Pakistan.


    Pakistan in Southern Asia, is a country which has experienced much upheaval since its independence in 1947, with bouts of military rule punctuating an erratic democratic process.

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  • Benita smiling after surgery for cataracts.


    Peru has one of the best performing economies in Latin America with poverty and unemployment levels falling dramatically in the last decade. However…

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  • A young boy at school in Philippines.


    The Philippines has one of the fastest growing economies in East Asia and the Pacific region. Poverty rates have dropped, with the World Bank reporting nearly 2 million Filipinos lifted from poverty…

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  • Foday having a post check up by John Buchan following cataract surgery.

    Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leone in West Africa is continuing efforts to recover from a brutal civil war and the major trauma of the Ebola 2014 epidemic. The 11-year conflict ended in 2002…

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  • Three unidentified women having their sight tested at a CCBRT run outreach clinic in Lugoba in the Tanga Region of Tanzania.


    Tanzania, home to over 53 million people, is the largest country in East Africa. Its economy has achieved high growth rates in the past decade through…

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  • Augustine who has cataracts walks to the nearby Victoria Nile River to fetch water.


    Uganda’s relative stability, after years of civil war and repression, is bringing improved economic prosperity. However, huge challenges remain for this East African country…

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  • Henry working at his clothes making stall.


    Zimbabwe’s potential for prosperity has been hampered by a series of political, health and environmental crises. Once one of Southern Africa’s most productive countries…

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  • Rehema sits on the wall smiling after 3 months of clubfoot rehabilitation.

    Democratic Republic of Congo

    Nearly two thirds of the 77 million people living in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Central Africa live below the poverty line. Despite vast mineral wealth and other natural resources…

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  • A line of children and adults with eye bandages on.


    Guinea is rich in mineral wealth but its people are among the very poorest in the world. Further pressure has been placed on Guinea’s struggling economy by the arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees…

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  • After-School Club Coordinator leads 'Cheering Up', an inclusive exercise that gets the children playing with each other.


    With over 1.3 billion people, India is home to 18% of the world’s population. By 2028, the UN estimates it will overtake China to become the most populous country in the world. Robust economic growth has…

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  • Sandrine sits on a blanket with her mother smiling, after her clubfoot surgery.

    Ivory Coast

    Ivory Coast, in West Africa, has an elected government after more than a decade of armed rebellion and violence which split the nation in two. Once known as a model of stability…

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