IF YOU SEE & GIVE, WE'LL ALSO GIVE & THE BLIND WILL SEE ...
The Good Shepherd Hospital (GSH) Eye Clinic was founded in 1998 by Dr Pons and is a light in the darkness for blind patients in the remote mountains of eastern Swaziland. His skilled, dedicated staff see 25 000 patients and do over a 1000 sight saving operations a year. They transform lives with donations from individual donors like us, CBM International, Lions, Rotary, the Swazi Government and VISION 2020, a joint programme of the World Health Organisation and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.
Patients travel hundreds of miles from as far away as Maputo, the capital of Mozambique and Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga province, South Africa to see again. More about GSH ...
Titus is from a remote village in the Lebombo mountains. His cataracts had blinded him and he depended on his daughter to lead him. But she supports her young family by running a small shop so she couldn't care for him. His wife also has cataracts and his 14 year old grandson struggled to attend school and herd Titus’ cows. This year Titus’ vision deteriorated further, he couldn’t plant his crops and he worried about feeding himself and his wife. The GSH vision assessment team landed in his village in a helicopter and a few days later he had sight saving cataract surgery. Now he can plant his crops, herd his cows and feed his chickens. His life has changed from dependency to dignity.
There are thousands of blind people in the region who need surgery which costs £50. If you have eye surgery with us and you make a £50 donation to the Vula Amehlo Trust (UK charity commission number 1098877), please let us know and we will match your donation of £50 with a £50 donation of our own. Together we can help 2 patients like Titus see again. And Mark Wevill may also be the blind Swazi patient's surgeon on his next visit to Swaziland.
"Vula Amehlo" means open your eyes. Let's open their eyes. CLICK TO DONATE.