cbm has successfully secured partial project funding from the New Zealand Government for development projects to restore life and hope through field partners in Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Kenya and India.
Supporters investing in these projects will see a significant return, as government funding multiplies your gift between 2 and 5 times.
Funding is also required to support Advocacy programmes in New Zealand and projects in Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi.
To donate or find out more about a specific project, please click on the “Read more” buttons below the project summaries:
Restoring hope and dignity to young women living with fistula in Nigeria
In Nigeria, cbm New Zealand is working with two faith based hospitals to ensure women with obstetric fistula have access to medical services. Obstetric fistula occurs when the baby becomes stuck in the birth canal, tearing a hole and causing incontinence. It affects over two million women in the world's poorest countries.
This project restores hope and dignity to young mothers so they can lead productive lives and be welcomed back by their family, friends and community. If left untreated, they will suffer years of pain, grief and isolation.
Rohingya Crisis Response in Bangladesh
Two years on, the displaced Rohingya people in Cox’s Bazar remain in an extremely precarious situation despite progress towards meeting their basic and immediate needs. With an uncertain future over returning home in Myanmar, the displaced Rohingya people have no choice but to rely upon humanitarian aid.
Education and Rehabilitation in Papua New Guinea (PNG)
In PNG we work with Callan Services - the leading agency for inclusive education and rehabilitation in PNG. The focus of this project is inclusive education; ensuring children with disabilities in PNG receive individual learning plans and quality education services.
Disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction in the Philippines
Together with our partner Philippine Coordinating Centre for Inclusive Development (PCCID) we ensure that people with disabilities living in Manila are prepared for disaster and included in activities that reduce their risk in a natural disaster.
Disability-inclusive organic farming in India
In this organic farming project with our partner PGSS we focus on improving food security and income of marginalised farmers and persons with disabilities, which enables farmers to lift themselves out of the cycle of poverty.
Advocacy Programme in New Zealand
We communicate learnings from our projects to mainstream inclusive development organisations within New Zealand. This is important to ensure that even more people with disabilities living in poverty will benefit.
Integrated Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Nigeria
More than one billion people in the poorest communities of the world are infected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) such as Trachoma and River Blindness. In Nigeria we work with three local partners to eliminate NTDs that contribute to the global poverty alleviation.
Training an ophthalmologist to provide life restoring eye care in Rwanda
In Rwanda there is a chronic shortage of eye care personnel, especially in rural areas. In Rwanda we are planning to work with the Kabgayi Eye Unit to provide eye care services to the disabled and poor.
Specialist surgery for children in Uganda
This project provides surgeries and rehabilitation for people living in poverty with disabilities such as bone infections, clubfoot, limb deformities, tumours, cleft palate, burns and traumatic fractures.
Trachoma Control Programme in Amhara Ethiopia
Trachoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. This project reduces the prevalence of blinding Trachoma through trichiasis surgeries, training community workers to detect and treat the disease, increasing clean water availability and improving hygiene in toilets and latrines.
Preventing avoidable blindness by building an eye clinic in Kenya
Kenya’s government has prioritised universal healthcare, including eye health in recognition of the significant needs of almost half the population who live in poverty.
Orthopaedic surgeries and rehabilitation in Nepal
This project is transforming and restoring the lives of children and adults with physical disabilities in Nepal who face many barriers to education and employment owing to the steep terrain, remoteness of villages and cultural stigma of disability.