(Header photo by Helena Lopes from Pexels) Many of our donors around the world celebrated Easter last weekend. Easter is often seen as a time of rebirth. This holiday welcomes the change of the season – the cold days of winter are done, and new life is born. Trees and flowers bloom and animals have their young. Many of the… Continue reading Thank you for giving new hope to people like Akua and Irene!
Today marks day three of World Glaucoma Week, a week to raise awareness about one of the world’s leading causes of irreversible blindness. According to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 250,000 Canadians suffer from glaucoma. Although glaucoma can be treated and sight often maintained (if diagnosed in time), an estimated seven million people… Continue reading Let’s raise awareness about glaucoma
82-year-old Simiyu and his wife, Philomena, live in the agricultural town of Kitale, Kenya. They have five children, four daughters and a son, who live away from home. Both Simiyu and Philomena struggled with deteriorating vision for years. Eventually, Simiyu went completely blind. “I used to have a persistent headache,” says Simiyu. “ I couldn’t… Continue reading Thanks to you, this couple escaped despair
Hira is 74 years old and lives in an ancient village in central Nepal with her husband and her son and his family. The whole family depends on Hira’s son, who works as a labourer to make enough for them to get by. To help out, Hira gardens and sews clothing for the family, while… Continue reading From fearful blindness to joyous sight