These are the men, women and children whose lives have changed thanks to your generous donations.
The sisters grew up with stories of their dad, Fred, but had no memories of him for their own. Experience them travel to Nepal to see his work up close for the first time.
Aung is Lin’s full time guardian. Sadly, his ailing eyesight was forcing him to stop work and Lin was having to care for him instead of going to school.
Toddler Tiek is a bundle of joy. He is angelic, funny and cheeky. He has stolen his family’s hearts. But at the age of three months, Tiek’s loved ones saw the cloudiness in his eyes and started to worry about his eye health.
Giap is the little boy you see in The Foundation’s most iconic photo. Now grown up, Giap became the first in his family to attend university and is now a teacher.
Many blind children in Burundi never reach their 5th birthday. Luckily, Cesaria’s grandmother got her the medical attention she needed.
An untreated cataract in a child like Craig means they can be blind for life. Sadly, for many Indigenous communities, access to quality eye care is still a challenge.
Hao went blind at just five. Once a cheeky kid, he became withdrawn and couldn’t go to school. His father feared Hao would die.
Trachoma is at crisis levels in Ethiopia and Shashetu, a twenty-five year old mother of two, was in desperate need of a sight saving operation.
Before Sao went blind, she helped support her family by making grass bed mats. Sadly, Sao’s blindness now meant she couldn’t even walk anywhere by herself.
His father died soon after losing his sight and Reggie feared the same thing would happen to him before he could pass on his knowledge to the next generation.