Every day, Shalom sits alone on the veranda, playing with her doll. She isn’t able to play with the other children.
Instead, they jeer at her: Eh Shalom talaba! Oh, Shalom is blind!
Her mum Fridah says,
“The other children won’t play with her. Everything happens too fast for her. She is ignored and knocked down. She cries and comes to me, and plays in solitude.”
Play is probably the most important way small children learn how to interact with each other. But Shalom is being left out. If she doesn’t get the sight-saving surgery she needs, Shalom could be held back for the rest of her life.
You can help Shalom SEE.
Tragically, it’s not just play that Shalom is missing out on. Her teachers told Fridah to take Shalom out of school, because she can no longer see the blackboard.
If Shalom cannot get back to school, what chance does she have of passing exams, gaining skills, and earning a living?
Kind and caring CBM supporters like you can make a huge difference for people living with the double disadvantage of extreme poverty, and treatable disabilities.
Today, will you help Shalom get the surgery she needs, before it’s too late?
Fridah’s mum tells us,
“Shalom asks me, ‘Mummy, am I going to school today?’ I tell her she will go back when her sight is better. But I do not know if it will ever be better. She tries to read and write on her own. She bends very close to the book to try and see.”
Your kind gift today will help Shalom see again, go back to school and break free from poverty.
Please donate today to help Shalom break free from poverty and disability.