Simon is a 67-year-old man who lives with his wife, children and grandchildren in a small village in Trans Nzoia County, Kenya. He has lived there all his life and has a mud-walled house with rusty iron sheet roofing. Simon, and his wife, Gladys, have nine children, ranging from 41 to 15 years old. While Gladys takes care of the home, Simon has eked… Continue Reading A life turned right-side up – thanks to you!
Special thanks to Ronald Kefa, our project officer in Kenya, for writing this beautiful story of hope restored! James was 51 years old when he went blind. He had lived unable to see out of his left eye for years, and one morning he woke up unable to see out of his right eye, either.… Continue Reading Restored eyesight builds hope for a brick-maker!
We’re happy to say that we’ve been fighting avoidable blindness and restoring sight for 55 years now, with the help of donors like you – and one of our most rewarding and important goals is helping our partner hospitals, government departments and communities achieve sustainable practices. This means that after our work in a region… Continue Reading The effects of your generosity goes on – long after our work is done!
Canadian Thanksgiving is coming up this weekend, and we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of everything your incredible support has made possible, and more importantly, to THANK YOU for all that you do! Thanks to you… Thirteen-year-old Tom (and thousands of children, women and men) in the Lake Kariba area, Zambia, received… Continue Reading Thank YOU for all that you do!
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!