More than 150,000 people suffer from visual impairment in Somalia. Eye diseases such as cataract, trachoma and diabetic retinopathy are eye infections that can lead to blindness when left untreated.
These eye diseases are all treatable or preventable with proper eye care and treatments. A straightforward 20-minute operation can restore sight and prevent blindness in most patients. It is very sad that so many people are blind simply because they are too poor to go to an eye doctor and get the necessary treatments. This incredible injustice needs to be addressed and it is for that reason that we are asking for your support to give the gift of sight to our brothers and sisters in need.
Malnutrition, poor water quality as well as a lack of sanitation can all contribute to eye disease.
Providing cataract surgery for these individuals is the only way they can exit this vicious cycle of extreme poverty that unfortunately makes them increasingly vulnerable due to their vision impairment.
For $170 you can provide a person with a Cataract operation to repair their eye sight. This will grant them a second chance of living a normal life again with full vision, thanks to your generous support.
Somalia Cataract Project
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Other Donation Options
SADAQA Bank Transfer
BANK: WESTPAC BSB: 032070 Account: 572756 Swift Code: WPACAU2S (For International Transfers) Ref: Donor's Full Name
ZAKAT Bank Transfer
BANK: WESTPAC BSB: 032373 Account: 221726 Swift Code: WPACAU2S (For International Transfers) Ref: Donor's Full Name
Want to make a donation in another way? Please call us: 1300 234 673
Sadaqa Welfare Fund works on over 70 projects a year including maintenance and support for the infrastructure we build such as schools, wells and homes!