Eswatini Charity Work - The Blind See
The dedicated staff of the Good Shepherd Hospital (GSH) Eye Clinic in the remote mountains of eastern Eswatini (previously Swaziland) see 25 000 patients and do over a 1000 sight saving operations a year. They transform lives with support from individuals like us, and others including CBM International, the Lions, Rotary, the Swazi Government, the World Health Organisation and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. The patients come from hundreds of miles away from as far away Mozambique and South Africa to see again.
The Story of Titus:
Titus lives in a remote village in the Lebombo mountains of Eswatini. He and his wife were blinded by cataracts. His daughter runs a small shop so she couldn’t care for him all day. His 14 year old grandson was herding Titus’ goats but his schooling was being affected. When Titus’ vision deteriorated further he couldn’t plant his crops and was facing a hungry winter. The GSH vision assessment team came to his village and a few days later he had sight saving cataract surgery. His wife has had surgery too and now they plant crops, herd goats and feed their chickens. His daughter can focus on her business and his grandson is getting on with his studies. Titus’ life has been changed from dependency to dignity and the whole family’s quality of life has improved.
You too can help:
You too can sponsor a patient like Titus to have cataract surgery, change a life and restore his or her dignity and it will only cost £35 in Eswatini. If you have surgery with us and you make a £35 donation to the clinic, please let us know and we’ll match your donation of £35 with a £35 donation of our own. Together we can help 2 patients like Titus see again. And perhaps Mark will do his / her surgery the next time he’s in Eswatini.