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Cataracts

Your generous donation can change people’s lives – Check out our CATARACTS Gift Giver to see how many people you can help!

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Has a value of $175 and will help 5 adults!
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Has a value of $1750 and will help 50 adults!
Has a value of $2300 and will help 10 children!
Has a value of $3500 and will help 100 adults!
Has a value of $4600 and will help 20 children!
Has a value of $5750 and will help 25 children!
Has a value of $8050 and will help 35 children!
Has a value of $11500 and will help 50 children!
Has a value of $18400 and will help 80 children!

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?