Water project brings life to Kenyan village

Categories: Clean Water, Kenya, Our Work
Access to safe water and sanitation facilities in Kenya has traditionally been a challenge, particularly in rural areas. In Ichangipusi village in Narok South District, the primary source of water used to be a laga (a seasonal riverbed). Villagers would journey more than three hours to collect water from unprotected, shallow wells dug in the… Continue Reading Water project brings life to Kenyan village

“May you live longer to see the many people you are helping!”

Categories: Eye Surgery, Zambia
“It was hell” is how Thomas Chakalela describes his life after losing his vision to cataracts. It was bad enough when complications from diabetes resulted in the amputation of his left leg. But things got worse for the Zambian farmer when, shortly after the amputation, he gradually lost his vision. He was forced to retire… Continue Reading “May you live longer to see the many people you are helping!”

Following the signs to eye health

Categories: Eye Surgery, Ghana
“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else,” said American baseball player Yogi Berra – a man as famous for his confusing quips as for his sports abilities. However, that statement might also represent the damage that lack of awareness can cause – and indeed, has caused! – in preventing… Continue Reading Following the signs to eye health

Clouds of self-doubt disperse for formerly blind man

Categories: Eye Surgery, Our Work, Zambia
Ever had a time in your life when you consistently told yourself you couldn’t do something? That negative inner voice might lead you to becoming chronically depressed, and the doubt you are feeling may become reality for you. Just ask Basson Mingishi, a 58-year old subsistence farmer who lives in Zambia with his wife and… Continue Reading Clouds of self-doubt disperse for formerly blind man

Benefits of eye surgery outweigh fear

Categories: Communities, Eye Surgery, Ghana, Our Work
Fear of the unknown can be debilitating. It can hold you back from making a decision that can ultimately prove beneficial. Yet when you take a chance, the benefits can be enormous! Let me tell you about Isaac Acquah. Born and raised in the seacoast town of Apam, in the Central region of Ghana, Isaac… Continue Reading Benefits of eye surgery outweigh fear