Stories

Bethany Wake was a remarkable 15-year-old Australian girl who loved God and people with a passion. Bethany was devoted to helping the poor and disadvantaged.  She had a particular heart for women suffering from obstetric fistula and she dreamed of becoming a midwife one day. In her life she began fundraising and awareness (the Blue Box) –...

Here at CBM, we are devoted to transforming the lives of the world’s most overlooked, and marginalised people – just as Jesus did. As an international Christian development organisation, CBM has been following Jesus’ example of inclusion, hope and justice in our work for over 110 years. Our strong Christian heritage and shared goals is why CBM Australia is proud to...

Fourteen years ago I was in Aceh as part of the humanitarian emergency response for the devastating 2004 tsunami. Last week I returned with CBM Chair Board, Mick Turnbull. We travelled across Aceh and East Java, Indonesia, to witness the life-changing work CBM supports for people living with disabilities. It’s been a very powerful and emotional journey seeing the difference CBM and...

Megaphone advertising, pamphlets and a poster campaign attracted more than 200 people to an inclusive eye health camp in a small village in eastern Nepal, near the border of India. Despite blistering heat, mums and dads with babies and school aged children, along with grandparents and hundreds of other people travelled long, and dusty, distances to see one...

As part of spotlight on Quality Principle 2 of ACFID’s Code of Conduct, International Programs Director at CBM Australia, Edwina Faithfull-Farmer, talks with ACFID about participation, empowerment and local ownership, highlighting her experiences from health programs in Indonesia. Quality Principle 2 focuses on the creation of development and humanitarian responses which enable sustainable change through the empowerment...

Article & video blog by CBM Australia's CEO, Jane Edge. In the next five days CBM Board Chair Mick Turnbull and I will be travelling across Indonesia to witness first-hand the life-changing work that has transformed the lives of thousands of people living with disabilities, their families and their communities. Indonesia is a nation of contrasts. Although economic growth is high,...

This month is all about Miracles! Of giving a precious Miracle gift to restore sight for children and adults. Beautiful Nhung from Vietnam received that precious Miracle last year. Her cataract was removed and Nhung was fitted with the right prescription glasses so she could clearly see. Today, Nhung has an even greater gift – to dream of a bright...