Miracles

Read the incredible stories of people you’ve helped who have lived with blindness and can now see, and find out about the people who help make the miracles happen – the doctors, health care staff and volunteers working in hospitals and communities to make sure people with cataracts get the treatment they need.

Paulo

Meet three-month-old Paulo. Despite his age, Paulo has a cataract in one of his eyes. He lives in a small village, high up in the mountains in Tanzania with...

Magdalena

Magdalena is an adorable two-year-old who doesn’t only have bilateral cataract (cataracts in both her eyes) she also has other health complications, which have prevented her from growing fully...

Haji

Six-year-old Haji loves to run around the village and play with his two older brothers. But recently a cataract in his right eye has forced him to become increasingly...

Baraka’s miracle: our favourite moments

Over the last month, we’ve been following Baraka’s miracle journey from blindness to sight in Tanzania. An adorable little two-year-old, Baraka is loved by all in his village –...

Zena Salum Ally

Zena’s determination to achieve a better life for her son is one most parents can relate to. At just 20 years old, she’s bringing up Baraka as a single...

Dr Ashraf

Dr Ashraf has witnessed how vital your sight-saving donations are first-hand. “When people are blind, especially with cataract, they are not able to do their jobs properly … but...

Dr Paul Nyaluke

Dr Nyaluke has been a qualified ophthalmologist for nine years but three years ago – after witnessing the urgent need for specialists in child eye care – he decided...

Baraka’s story – A miracle journey

Meet Baraka (pictured), the endearing two-year-old who is adored by all in his village. Baraka loves nothing more than a good cuddle, and people love giving them to him!...

Mario S’Hora

In July 2014, actors Eoin Macken (The Night Shift, Merlin) and Tim McDonnell travelled to Northern Mozambique to witness Sightsavers’ work in the field and captured their experience on...

Henrique da Cruz

In July 2014, actors Eoin Macken (The Night Shift, Merlin) and Tim McDonnell travelled to Northern Mozambique to witness Sightsavers’ work in the field and captured their experience on...

Agira Ricardo

In July 2014, actors Eoin Macken (The Night Shift, Merlin) and Tim McDonnell travelled to Northern Mozambique to witness Sightsavers’ work in the field and captured their experience on...

Criscent’s miracle

BBC: Click to see the BBC’s photo gallery UPDATE: click to read Criscent’s update and see his brand new glasses! The moment that I saw six-year-old Criscent playing his...

Meet Dr Proscovia – Our leading lady

Leading the team for the week of screening and treatment for Sightsavers’ Child Eye Health Programme in Uganda is Dr Arach Proscovia. As one of only four specialists in...

Meet Moses – our miracle man!

Moses Okipi is Sightsavers’ local project coordinator at our child cataract project in Uganda. He started out working for Sightsavers as a volunteer, and is now responsible for overseeing...

Mario Amusiyala

The role of a community leader does not only come with responsibility: for one man, Mario Amusiyala, it also comes with great care and compassion. Mario’s role as a...

Dr Anselmo Vilanculos

The World Health Organisation recommends that African countries such as Mozambique should have one ophthalmologist for every 500,000 people. Dr Anselmo Vilanculos is one of only three ophthalmologists working...

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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 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 sightsavers.org

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