Siroti is a 60-year-old woman who lives in a village in West Bengal, India. She lives with her husband and their extended family. She works as a daily wage worker in a nearby tea garden, where her husband is a daily wage labourer and her son works as a carpenter. Together as a family they… Continue Reading All for one, and one for all!
As a tailor, sharp eyesight is a must. How else could you follow a pattern, thread a needle or stitch a straight line? But what if your eyes started to fail you? That’s what happened to a tailor named Thomas, who lives in Kapsumai village in Kenya. He’s proud of his successful tailoring business, which… Continue Reading He once was blind, but now he sews!
For many years, Alair and his wife lived happily together, earning a living to support themselves. Alair, age 70, is a religious leader in his Indian community who helps his fellow villagers through his religious teachings. His wife is a cook at a nearby tea factory. As Alair got older, he started to experience trouble… Continue Reading Mission impossible: Alair’s journey from blindness to sight
This bright smile belongs to Namey, who lives in a small village in Arunachal, India. Namey is 91 years old, and very popular with the children of her tribe, who affectionately call her “The Smiling Granny.” But Namey’s face wasn’t always so happy. Over the past few years, her vision slowly became worse and worse,… Continue Reading Warmest thanks to you from ‘The Smiling Granny’!
Sita is an 82-year-old woman who lives in Bungamati, Nepal. Sadly, her husband passed away some years ago, so she’s been living with her step son and his family ever since. She helps her daughter-in-law take care of the household. However, over the years Sita discovered that her everyday activities were becoming more difficult to… Continue Reading Restored eyesight and a brand-new life