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YOUR DONATION WILL BE WORTH FIVE TIMES AS MUCH
Thanks to New Zealand Government funding, your $35 will be $175.
When Rachidah realised her little boy Gafaro was going blind, she lost hope that he would get to live the life she wanted for him.
Instead, she was filled with the painful knowledge that her beautiful son would live his life in darkness – without the joy of colours and the faces of loved ones, in physical danger, and with few opportunities.
As Gafaro grew older, she watched his world grow smaller. He couldn’t wander far from their tiny hut, and would entertain himself by sitting in the dirt and feeling for rocks and pebbles.
Rachidah had always hoped Gafaro would go to school so he could get a job and escape the desperate poverty her family grew up in. But as his sight continued to get worse, she felt herself losing hope.
When Rachidah heard about the cbm-partnered medical centre in Kampala, Uganda’s capital city, she scraped together the family’s last few shillings to take Gafaro. She was absolutely desperate and knew this might be her son’s only hope.
There – thanks to the generosity of cbm supporters – Gafaro received the life-changing cataract surgery that had been out of reach for so long. For Rachidah, it really was a miracle. Gafaro now plays with his friends, attends primary school and helps his mother around the house.
I am reaching out to you because children living with cataracts desperately need your help. Will you send an urgent gift of just $35 to pay for medical care that will help stop children like Gafaro from going blind – before it’s too late?