Merveille smiling after successful sight saving surgery.
Merveille smiling after successful sight saving surgery.
Merveille smiling after successful sight saving surgery.
Merveille smiling after successful sight saving surgery.

Double your Christmas gift

This Christmas, for a short time only, generous CBM donors will
match your gift dollar-for-dollar!

Imagine you’re a four-year-old girl like Merveille. You have cataracts and can’t see. Your parents have no money. They struggle to feed you and your extended family. And they definitely can’t afford an operation to correct your vision.

Then one day Father Ro, who runs a local centre for blind children, visits your house and tells your parents to take you to the hospital. At the hospital, the doctors let them know that you need surgery and that the surgery will give you back your sight! Still your parents can’t afford the operation.

Shortly after, Father Ro receives a call from a CBM representative – and now you are going to receive your surgery thanks to kind and generous CBM donors.

Merveille had her sight-saving cataract surgery shortly after Father Ro received that phone call. He said, “The call alone was an answered prayer.”

Merveille responded extremely well to the surgery and has been back at the hospital for all her scheduled follow-up visits.

It’s such a joy to see a child’s sight restored! Watch how this happens for Shakulu, a little boy, who like Merveille had cataracts and whose sight was restored last year, because of supporters like you who gave so generously.

$ DOUBLES where it's most needed

Cataract Facts & Stats

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20 million – people who have cataract/s

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51% – cataract responsible for world blindness

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Over 10 million – cataract surgeries around the world every year

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