End the cycle of poverty and disability

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Poverty and disability go hand in hand creating a cycle of inequality, isolation, and exclusion that leads to the most extreme forms of poverty.

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The gift of sight

We have a vision to create a world free from avoidable blindness. We want to eradicate blindness-causing diseases like trachoma and river blindness, and provide surgery and rehabilitation for blinding eye conditions like cataracts. The gift of sight will prevent someone from needlessly going blind forever.

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The gift of mobility

Every child deserves every chance to stand on their own two feet. To go to school, play, and grow up to create a life free from poverty. But people with disabilities are too often left behind. The gift of mobility helps children with physical disabilities like club foot, bow legs and knock knees. It helps with surgery, rehabilitation, and the chance to create a brighter future.

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The impact of a disaster or conflict is far greater for people living with a disability. They may be unable to escape the situation, because they are blind or are dependent on a wheelchair. They may not be able to access basic emergency and health services, like finding food and water distribution sites in a refugee camp. Sadly, they are often put to the back of the queue in dire situations of survival. But we believe that no one should be left behind. We ensure that the most vulnerable are not forgotten during emergencies.

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Gifts in Wills

Including CBM in your Will is a powerful legacy with life-changing and eternal impact. This wonderful way of giving and ensuring your values live on, will help end poverty for the world’s hardest to reach, invisible and often forgotten people. No matter how big or small, a gift in your Will can change a life forever.

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Your trust in us

Central to everything we do is our
commitment to being clear, honest and transparent. We are accountable to our supporters, and to our beneficiaries – people who live with a disability in the poorest parts of the world. 

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