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“I’m afraid my family will starve,” Jean-Baptiste, a weaver from South-eastern Burkina Faso, told us. He and his wife are blind and lost their income during the crisis.
Light for the World is proud to share our disability inclusion expertise as part of this initiative, alongside Caritas and other partners.
A young Mozambican girl with cornrows wearing a white T-shirt and a big smile is embraced and held up by her mother. They are in an open courtyard.
Thanks to our donors and partners, we’ve turned a hard year into one of mutual support and kindness.
A group of eight women with disabilities gathers outside an office building in Burkina Faso. Two of the women have albinism.
This World Disability Day, we highlight the vital role that women play in making disability rights a reality.
A six-month-old baby boy looks to camera, smiling widely from his mother’s arms while she looks proudly at him. The mother wears a loose, ornate green cloth over her head. Both are indoors, possibly at a clinic in Tanzania following the baby’s cataract surgery.
Early childhood education is a smart investment. If governments and donors boost funding to it, the result would be a win for everyone.
A woman teacher stands side-on in the middle of a classroom, across from a girl in a wheelchair. They share a laugh as the other pupils look on from their desks. © Light for the World.
This World Teachers’ Day, we ask: what’s the best way to make sure all children get the education that is their right?
A man with a post-cataract surgery bandage over his eye smiles as he holds a little girl who is laughing. They are outside, in Mozambique. © Light for the World
On World Sight Day, we take stock of Light for the World’s strategy to end avoidable blindness for good.

Our top successes in 2019

Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases icon
12,583,000
Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases
Number of people reached icon
1,236,000
Number of people reached
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68,000
Eye surgeries performed
Persons with disabilities who received rehab wheelchair icon
45,000
Persons with disabilities who received rehabilitation
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15,000
Livelihood and empowerment activities
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14,000
Children with disabilities who received an education

Testimonials

Prince Maximilian von und zu Liechtenstein
Prince Maximilian von und zu Liechtenstein
Group CEO LGT Group Foundation

I support LIGHT FOR THE WORLD because their dedicated work makes a tangible change in the lives of people hidden or forgotten by society.

Martin Ledolter
Martin Ledolter
CEO Austrian Development Agency

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD has been instrumental in establishing and promoting inclusion as an integral part of development cooperation.

Alejandra Rivera Eid
Alejandra Rivera Eid
IIMS Bolivia

We thank LIGHT FOR THE WORLD for the opportunity to work together for the human rights, inclusion and the empowerment of persons with disabilities in Bolivia.

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