Two-year-old Benjamin was born with congenital bilateral cataracts. The youngest of five children and, unfortunately, not the only one in his family living with blindness. His older sister and both parents also have vision loss. Daily life for this family is a struggle. Benjamin suffered from social isolation and was often not in the best mood. […]


Abandoned at birth by her mother and father, 3-year-old Fatuma was left in the care of Gertrude, her maternal grandmother. She is much loved and cherished but sadly, every day has been a struggle… Fatuma suffered from bilateral cataracts and was diagnosed at a Mengo Eye Hospital Outreach Clinic. She could barely move around. She […]


On the towering hillsides of Nepal, Dinesh was born with one leg completely missing. No thigh or stump for attaching a prosthetic leg. This would become one of the most complex cases cbm Child Sponsors have ever faced – but they did not hesitate to help. Dinesh’s future was as dark as his doorway, where he sat […]


See how cbm child sponsorship have set a little girl free from double clubfoot. In Uganda, Rebecca and her mother lived in such poverty, they could not afford $2 a year to use the village tap. Free water was an hour away on foot, but Rebecca could barely walk at all. She had bilateral clubfoot. […]


Shiva is a 5-year-old boy who was born with extremely bowed legs due to a rare genetic disorder. He lives with his parents Goma and Tanka and his sister Himali in an impoverished village at the foot of the Himalayas in central Nepal. Their home is a one-room shelter made from concrete slabs and a […]


Yamuna is a 12-year-old girl, living with her parents and two of her four siblings in a two storey mud hut in Hernamadi village Nepal – a five hour drive from our partner Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children (HRDC) in Kathmandu. Yamuna was born at home with “spina bifida” which literally means “split […]


Blessing’s everyday life has been full of obstacles – and exclusion! The six year old boy was born with cataracts. His father passed away and his mother abandoned him. He is living with his grandmother Victoria in a village 40 kilometres south of Uganda‘s capital Kampala. Victoria was too poor to afford to take him […]


Open cooking fires are terribly dangerous for millions of children in the world’s poorest families. Laxmi fell into such a fire when she was a baby in Nepal. She has never walked. Until today. A new leg has been crafted for Laxmi. As you will see in this short but powerful video, her new limb […]