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.
  • 46m Population [1]
  • 46% People living in poverty [2]
  • 7m People with disability [3]

Kenya is ranked 145th out of 188 in the UN’s Human Development Index, it has a population of 45.5 million, with almost half the population living below the poverty line. Families and children who live in the urban and rural areas are most vulnerable.

Trachoma and cataract, two of the leading causes of avoidable blindness are a massive problem across the country, affecting over a quarter of the districts in rural Northern Kenya.

Our focus is on preventing avoidable blindness, improving the general state of eye health and tackling trachoma in the endemic districts of the country.

  • [1] (UN)
  • [2] (World Bank)
  • [3] Disability statistic is based on WHO estimate of 15% of the world’s population live with some form of disability.

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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Including older and disabled people in emergency response

People with disabilities often find it difficult to access help at times of emergency, such as floods, earthquakes or…

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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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