Winesi sees his grandson for the first time!

Winesi sees his grandson for the first time!

Winesi can see! Rachel Palmer, part of our team in Malawi, was there as it all happened and took some incredible photographs.

Here, Dr Msukwa has just removed Winesi’s eye bandage:

Winesi having his eye bandages removed.

And Winesi and his wife Namaleta are overjoyed!


Winesi finally gets a good look at his gorgeous grandson…


…and then opts for a spot of dancing and singing with his family, who are over the moon.

Winesi and his family dancing.

And the most beautiful, heartbreaking and joyous photo of them all:

Winesi cuddling his toddler grandson.


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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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