Benita smiling after surgery for cataracts.
  • 4.7m People with disability [1]
  • 146,000 People who are blind [2]
  • 21% People live in poverty [3]

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

However, one fifth of the Peru’s 31 million people are living below the poverty line, with high numbers of poor children reported to be dropping out of school to help support their families.

CBM works with partners in Peru to prevent avoidable blindness and visual impairment.

  • [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.

Transforming lives

Bernardino and Leonadra at Ferdan in Peru waiting for cataract treatment.

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.

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