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  • Help keep more people, like Wlubnesh, S.A.F.E. from the agony of sight-stealing Trachoma!

      30 October 2021
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    Wlubnesh’s joy is overflowing. And, this is all because of generous people like you, who have helped pay for the vital eye surgery she desperately needed to set her free from sight-stealing Trachoma! No wonder she is so thankful and grateful!

    For years, Wlubnesh’s sight was slowly fading, and deep in her heart she knew that without help disaster would eventually fall on her family.

    https://www.cbmnz.org.nz/wlubnesh/

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  • Give the miracle gift of sight-saving cataract surgery to more people, like Daka, living with a disability in Papua New Guinea.

      30 October 2021
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    Losing eyesight is absolutely devastating for anyone, but for Daka living in poverty, this is a double disadvantage.

    Because of extreme poverty, PNG has heart-breaking levels of people living with the double disadvantage of poverty and disabilities. More than 1-in-10 are living with a disability. PNG has some of the worst rates of blindness in the entire world!

    https://www.cbmnz.org.nz/daka/

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  • See the powerful difference people like you are making in this photo of Hauwa and her 9-year-old nephew Danjuma.

      20 September 2021
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    Hauwa’s eyes are forever blind, but Danjuma’s eyes are safe and bright. So is his future. It is your caring heart that can help protect children like Danjuma from River Blindness.

    Today, please send your gift to keep children like Danjuma safe from Neglected Tropical Diseases. Your gift will be multiplied x7 giving eye-protecting power to save sight!

    https://www.cbmnz.org.nz/hauwa/

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  • Love has saved Kellie’s sight. Her mother’s love. Her neighbours’ love. And the loving kindness of people like you.

      20 September 2021
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    Kellie is three years old, and lives in Rwanda with her mother Marie. She has such big, beautiful eyes. How could they possibly be blinded by the misty curtain of cataracts?

    Yet that is exactly what happened when Kellie was little more than a baby. Her neighbours noticed the change. So did her mother Marie. “I tried to attract her attention by showing her a spoon. She didn’t react at all.”

    Please send your gift to help give the miracle of sight to children like Kellie in the world’s poorest places.

    https://www.cbmnz.org.nz/kellie/

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  • COVID-19 is tearing through Papua New Guinea... and people with disabilities are at the back of every queue for help.

      28 May 2021
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    There are a growing number of countries facing a significant humanitarian crisis on a scale never seen before. Countries like our near neighbour Papua New Guinea, who are now in the grip of widespread community transmission of COVID-19. This is why your help is needed today. Now, more than ever, the people we serve in PNG are in desperate need.

    https://www.cbmnz.org.nz/activity/current-appeal/

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  • Current Appeal - Obstetric Fistula

      19 May 2021
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    Maimunat’s labour was very difficult, after hours of trying, her labour just stopped. Her baby’s head was left wedged tightly in Maimunat’s birth canal. No blood could reach the thin wall of flesh separating her birth canal from her urinary tract. Finally, labour started again, and her little baby was born.

    But Maimunat did not realise that part of the blood-starved wall of her urinary tract had died, and a small hole had broken through to her birth canal. Urine started to dribble from Maimunat’s body, uncontrollably. It would not stop.

    https://www.cbmnz.org.nz/activity/current-appeal/

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  • Current Appeal - Disability Nepal

      31 March 2021
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    Suman was born into overwhelming poverty with his ankles already badly twisted. As he grew, his double clubfoot became even more severe.

    When the village children left for kindergarten, an hour’s walk away, he tried to walk with them, but it hurt too much. When he turned five, his friends went to school without him. His future was fading like the mountain mist.

    https://www.cbmnz.org.nz/activity/current-appeal/

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  • Current Appeal - River Blindness

      3 March 2021
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    “I will guide you in the way of wisdom and I will lead you in upright paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hampered, and when you run, you will not stumble.” – Proverbs 4:11-12

    Masu is an amazing man. No wonder his children want to be just like him. Except for the River Blindness parasites that completely destroyed his eyes… and his dreams.

    Despite all he has lost, Masu has built a life for himself, finding a lovely wife and having beautiful children together, then starting a group for people like him living with avoidable blindness, called the Association for Blind People. There are many in his village also needlessly blind.

    https://www.cbmnz.org.nz/activity/current-appeal/

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