Happy #MothersDay everyone! Six-year-old Roni has had cataracts in both eyes since birth and before his operation he could see no further than two feet away. Here he is with his mum having a cuddle after his successful #cataract surgery!
A smile to brighten up your day! Criscent, aged 6 from Uganda, had a double cataracts operation and can now see again. Before his operation he could hardly detect light, now he is a confident and independent little boy #InternationalDayofHappiness
"I am so happy because I will finally be able to see [without pain]." Before Maria had surgery to treat her blinding trachoma, she missed being able to help her family farm. Now, thanks to our work with The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, she working and living independently again! [ Po.st Link ] #EndTrachoma
Did you know women are up to four times more likely to be blinded by trachoma than men? Or that 60-90 per cent of pre-school aged children in affected countries suffer an active trachoma infection? With The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, we're working to #EndTrachoma for good! [ Po.st Link ]
“I was depressed, upset. Sometimes I thought… there’s no point in living like this, it’s better to die. Once I joined the group I felt very, very good. I felt like living.” Juthika, 21, co-owner of a thriving small business after training through our work funded by the European Commission in Bangladesh! #BeBoldForChange
Your donations help keep kids like these healthy, happy and ready to learn! And with support from GiveWell, we're now even better equipped to deliver deworming programmes and treatments for blinding neglected tropical diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa. [ Po.st Link ] As featured in the Financial Times
“All day long people used to insult me so I didn’t think I could do anything. I didn’t think I could stand on my own feet. Now I think I can, and I want to." Ranu, 25, part of our disability inclusion programme with the European Commission in Bangladesh. #BeBoldForChange
Fode loves playing football and wrestling. But until he had treatment for blinding trachoma, his eyes hurt too much to do his favourite activities. Now, using Apple Pay, you can donate instanly to help more kids like Fode. Change a life: [ Po.st Link ]
“Before this we were isolated. The community had a negative perception about us. I couldn’t go anywhere, not even to my relatives’ house. I want other people with disabilities to live the life I am living now.” This #IWD2017, it's time to #BeBoldForChange and put women with disabilities like Hanufa #InThePicture.
Nearly one in five women is estimated to have a disability worldwide. Many living in lower income countries face discrimination twice – once because they’re a woman and once because of their disability. This International Women's Day, join us and #BeBoldForChange! [ Po.st Link ]