Miracles in Bangladesh

Around 7.6 million people in Bangladesh are visually impaired and approximately 1.1 million are blind. We visited some people in Bangladesh who have been living with little or no sight because of cataracts which are avoidable.

Meet some of the amazing people we met and see how one 20-minute operation can change someone’s life forever…



Rashed is 11 and works in a biscuit factory, far from his family home. When he was six years...

Smriti Hossein

When we first met her, Smriti was a sweet but painfully shy little girl who seemed to have the...

Ismail Hossein

By Ella Pierce, Sightsavers’ Digital Fundraising Manager There are plenty of days when we wake up and don’t feel...

Saif Uddin

Saif’s about to go into surgery, and he’s scared. His father Jasim watches with a concerned look on his...

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Cataract Surgeons

Visual Impairment




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The number of miracles funded is based on the total amount raised so far and an average cost per operation of £30. The number is updated regularly.

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What is A Million Miracles?

A Million Miracles is Sightsavers’ biggest ever campaign to support the work we do. The campaign aims to fund one million operations that will restore, save and protect people’s sight in some of the poorest parts of the world. A sight-saving operation for an adult costs £30 which means to reach our goal we need to raise £30 million by the end of 2017.

Sightsavers works in some of the poorest countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and, where blindness is irreversible, we work to promote equality and ensure people with disabilities have the same opportunities in life as anyone else.

Your donation will help make this happen. Whether it’s funding the operation itself, getting someone to a doctor, giving children with visual impairments an education, providing support to families affected by blindness – by giving your support today you’re changing people’s lives.

To find out more about Sightsavers’ work visit

/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/UK-AID-Donations_flag-RGB_white_5px.pngFrom 9th October 2017 to 9th January 2018 the UK government will match your donation, enabling us to provide two miracles for every one you fund. The matched funds raised through UK Aid Match will support our projects in Pakistan and Bangladesh.


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