Gift of Sight
Millions of people suffer from poor eyesight or even blindness because they lack decent nutrition and sanitation, glasses or access to simple surgery. In the poorest countries, up to 20 million people suffer from cataract blindness and around 180 million suffer from a significant visual disability. The young are losing their sight and even children are born with visual impairment.
It may surprise many to know that just £35 can pay for a simple cataract eye surgery to restore the sight of such people and dramatically improve the quality of their lives.
In recent years, the Charity Walk for Peace organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association UK has raised more than £235K to support the Gift of Sight project in the various parts of Africa through collaboration with Humanity First.