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Búzi Residents and Light for the World team walk through rubble- Photo Credit: Country Team
Water born diseases are on the rise, schools are closed and another storm is approaching - this is the current situation in Mozambique. You can help make a difference now.
Castigo from Mozambique with is tricycle
Day to day life can be quite challenging for someone with an assistive device in Mozambique. Follow Castigo's journey after the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, and see for yourself how Light for the World is helping him reach his dreams.
Yetnebersh Portrait
Director for Advocacy and Human Rights at Light for the World, Yetnebersh Nigussie, has been asked to deliver a keynote speech at the International Civil Society Week (ICSW) in Belgrade. The event theme is "The Power of Togetherness."
Rodrigues with his three children in front of the ruble caused by Cylone Idai
See the faces, read the names and testimonies of people whose lives will never be the same as a result of Cyclone Idai. People with disabilities are often among the most vulnerable during and after emergency situations.
Damaged homes by cyclone in flooded waters.
On March 14th, 2019, cyclone Idai hit Mozambique. We are committed to supporting our local community partners to help people affected by the cyclone.
Yetnebersh Nigussie speaking at WEF
Yetnebersh Nigussie reflects on what you need to know about the Davos world leader’s gathering if you want to drive disability inclusion forward.

2018: Six important figures at a glance

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16,286,999
Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases
Number of people reached icon
1,209,978
Number of people reached
Eye surgeries performed icon
89,280
Eye surgeries performed
Persons with disabilities who received rehab wheelchair icon
34,696
Persons with disabilities who received rehabilitation
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24,212
Livelihood and empowerment activities
children with disabilities who received an education book icon
12,953
Children with disabilities who received an education

News

Benedict Mozambique photo credit country team
'Nothing is the Same' - Benedict's visit to Mozambique Post Idai
2019-25-04
Due to the emergency situation brought by the Cyclone Idai, the Mozambican country team was reinforced by the international team with Benedict Hoefnagels, from the UK. This is his experience.
Fatima Kyari
“Most people don’t know they have glaucoma”
2019-12-03
Glaucoma specialist Fatima Kyari about why awareness for the eye disease is so important
Her Abilities Winners
Dance without barriers
2019-06-02
Light for the World, Lillis Ballroom and Zero Project invite to a very special evening side event alongside the international Zero Project Conference 2019 in Vienna.
Portrait Yetnebersh Nigussie smiling
World Economic Forum: Yetnebersh Nigussie promotes Disability Inclusion
2019-17-01
Yetnebersh Nigussie speaks about disability inclusion during the World Economic Forum from 22nd to 25th January.

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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.

Fortunat Walther
Fortunat Walther
CEO Medicor Foundation

Throughout our longstanding cooperation, LIGHT FOR THE WORLD has proven to be an efficient and transparent organization that emphasizes supporting locally pre-existing structures and thus sustainability in development.

Werner Huber. Photo: Gregor Kuntscher
Werner Huber
Donor Communication

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD works as a team at eye level, and gives meaning and great pleasure to many people.

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