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    Helping moms and dads in Kalma Camp see again

    Day 130

    Seeing Clearly

    Losing your sight can be terrifying. But for women who are taking care of their children in Kalma Refugee Camp, it can also mean putting the entire family at risk.

    Many women in Kalma are breadwinners in their family. They have the triple role of taking care of their children, their extended family members, and making sure there’s food on the table.

    Cataracts are common in Kalma Camp, but access to surgery is not. As you may imagine, losing their sight can have ripple effects that go far beyond these superhero women.

    Most families can’t afford to pay for the simple surgery that could fix their problem. So we’re fixing it for them.

    For today, we honed in our efforts on two moms and one dad – Asha, Kaltoum, and Adam.

    “I have one son whom it has been a long time since I could see his face well,” said Asha. “Today, I open my eyes to see him clearly. I see my two sons – Musa and Gabriel whom I consider a gift from you.”

    It was a quick fix, at relatively low cost. But for these three people, the change is priceless.

    “You’ve brought the world back to me,” said Adam.

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