Ntato is the Chairlady of The Retuna E Mpadas Women's Group, based in Kenya. They are a community development group to empower people to survive poverty.
  • 6.9m People with disability [1]
  • 99,000 People who are blind [2]
  • 46% People live in poverty [3]

Kenya is the economic, transport and communication hub of East Africa. It’s largely an agricultural country with one of the fastest growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Kenya has reduced child mortality, achieved near universal primary school enrolment and is working towards a more equitable health care system. However, it still has significant problems of unemployment and poverty to tackle, with almost half the population of 46 million people estimated to live below the poverty line.

CBM has been working with partners in Kenya since the early 1970s, preventing blindness, improving health and helping people with disabilities go to school, earn a living, access health care/rehabilitation and secure respect in their communities.

  • [1] 15% of population - WHO estimate that 15% of the world’s population live with some form of disability.
  • [2] IAPB, Vision Atlas.
  • [3] World Bank.

In action

Eliminating blinding trachoma in Kenya

Most people affected by trachoma in Kenya live in isolated, rural areas in the north of the country, with little or…

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Supporting families and schools to keep children in education

In India, only 1% of children with disabilities have access to school. Our ground-breaking programme in Chamrajnagar…

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Omari and his father, Amiri can't stop smiling as a doctor comes and removes the bandages after cataract surgery.

Treating childhood blindness across East Africa

Poor eyesight has a huge impact on the future of a child in East Africa – children who can’t see are much less likely…

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Transforming lives

Morgan from Kenya was diagnosed with bilateral congenital cataracts.


“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..”

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Eric Limiri (left) handing over the Award to Mr. Amos Mutiga CBM Kenya Executive Director
14th Jul 2016

CBM Kenya wins Red Cross humanitarian award

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Joyce and her daughter sat outside the eye health centre in Uganda, pre-Trachoma Triasis operation, white tape identifies need for surgery, Namutumba distrcit, Busoga region
11th Sep 2015

Trachoma outreach camps targeting Uganda's poorest communities

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