You will be helping turn blindness into sight for people like Zakayo…

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” – Luke 2:14.

Zakayo lives in Bungoma County, Western Kenya. He is a healthy and energetic father and grandfather. Until a few years ago, he was still able to help provide for his family through farming, poultry and animal rearing. He was also a preacher in his local church.

But when his eyesight began to deteriorate rapidly due to growing cataracts, his life took a turn for the worst. He could no longer see.

He became depressed and isolated at home. He could not read his Bible or lead the congregation. This was a huge loss for him, his family and his congregation. He was unable to help provide for his family, and as is often the situation in rural areas of developing countries like Kenya, people in his village even tried to take over his land! Zakayo began to lose hope…

But God still had plans for him!

Thankfully, he was one of the lucky few to be referred to a cbm-funded Eye Health Centre, where he received the miracle of sight-saving cataract surgery.

The operation was a success and, the day after taking off his eye patch, Zakayo could see again! He was over-joyed and especially when his sight continued to improve after the surgery.

Your gift today will help save more people like Zakayo in Bungoma County from living with avoidable blindness.

Zakayo’s life has been completely transformed. He promises to be a worthy ambassador by spreading the joy of receiving sight-saving cataract surgery so that avoidable blindness can be eliminated in his local community, and then in the next community, and so on, and so on, until the people of Bungoma County know they can have their sight restored, and receive quality eye health services in Western Kenya.

In Zakayo’s own words “…God had brought the joy back into my life! He has bought Heaven to Earth for me!”

But right now there are many others like him who are in desperate need of sight-saving surgery in Bungoma County. It is hard to imagine this ever happening in New Zealand. But it’s common-place in countries like Kenya, where access to quality eye health services is limited or non-existent. If left untreated, people like Zakayo become a burden to their families and lose hope in their future.

But there is a solution, thanks to generous people like you.