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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

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Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases
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Number of people reached
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Eye surgeries performed
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Persons with disabilities who received rehabilitation
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Livelihood and empowerment activities
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Children with disabilities who received an education


Magdalena Scharl
Magdalena Scharl
Peer-adviser, BIZEPS

What I particularly like about LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is their appreciation of diversity and above all their real effort to be inclusive at all stages from planning to implementation of programmes.

Ronald Boef
Ronald Boef
Ambassador, top-10 blind golf players in the world

I realise that I am privileged compared to other people with a visual impairment. I had the chance to make my dreams come true. Peers in developing countries deserve the same opportunities.

Thérèse Kafando
Thérèse Kafando
Director of CEFISE

I am very proud of and satisfied with the collaboration with LIGHT FOR THE WORLD. Thanks to their support, we are able to reach large numbers of excluded children with disabilities.

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