Mbugua’s story

Mary had big dreams for her son, Mbugua, but when Mbugua was only 3 years old, permanent blindness became a real threat to his future. When COVID came to their village, there was less work for Mary. Her stress and worry for her son escalated. How could she help her son?

The story of Grace and Nicholas

GRACE’S SON IS BLIND. SHE KNOWS HIS LIFE WILL BE HARD BECAUSE SHE IS BLIND TOO.

Joseph's Story

Born with multiple conditions including cataract on both eyes, Joseph grew up without any idea how the world looks like - not even his mother who stands by him 24/7. Joseph's blindness prevents him from moving independently. His mother Jonalyn has to carry him everytime he goes to school.

Story of Ngin

In Cambodia, a story like Ngin’s is not uncommon. Too many vulnerable Cambodians live in extreme poverty, many also have a disability and are at risk of permanent blindness. The poverty rates are double in Cambodian households which have a person with a disability.

Opening Hope for the future

Three childhood friends who grew up in Nepal have the friendship of a lifetime --- they married, raised children, and were enjoying their later years together when blindness struck them at the same time. Is this the fate of the good sisterhood?

Night's Story

With every day that passes, Night is brought closer and closer to permanent blindness.

Shoua and Blong's Story

There was hardly any joy in their young lives and their future didn’t look too bright – they weren’t going to school, they had no friends to play with and would spend all day at home, dependent on their father for everything.

Eric's Story

Hope finds a way

Story of the Timbang family

12 cataract surgeries in one family - in one day

Shanice's Story

For a baby like Shanice, born in rural Kenya with cataract in both eyes, the stakes are especially high. She was facing an entire lifetime of permanent blindness.