Stories

My name is Wadud. I’m forty years old and live in Saidpur.When I was one year old I had typhoid and became deaf. Growing up, it was not possible to communicate with other children; that was the main barrier I faced.When I was five years old my parents took me to school. I could not hear or...

Who is she? She is a wife, a daughter, a beloved member of her community.She is a woman with hopes and dreams. And she is filled with love and joy at the prospect of becoming a mother.She is Merina. She is at risk of fistula. And she needs your help.Today there are 500,000 women in...

Merina was filled with love and joy as she was about to become a first-time mother. She was hopeful for the future of her child, her husband and her growing family. As the due date was getting closer, she became more nervous and silently concerned for the health of her baby.Merina was nervous because in her country having a baby...

This year, as we do every year, CBM travelled to Canberra to ensure that disability-inclusive development remains on the agenda for Australian decision makers.'Disability-inclusive development' in practice looks like people with disabilities contributing to and benefiting from the development of their communities on an equal basis with others. As a Christian organisation, CBM regards...

CBM is an ardent supporter of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). We work with individuals, civil society organisations, Disabled People’s Organisations and governments around the world to ensure that the rights of people with disabilities are recognised, upheld and actively supported in the communities in which they live.Articles...

Earlier this week, Edwina Faithfull-Farmer, CBM Australia International Programs Director, attended the launch of Ridley College’s new Aid and Development Unit.The Unit has been developed in partnership with World Vision Australia and has been designed to help Christians studying theology to understand the value of development and why “Jesus calls us to help people that are poor”,...

Today is ‘R U OK’ day, a national campaign which aims to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.It’s time to check in with colleagues, friends and family members and ask if they are OK. Listen to their response and don’t just take ‘fine’ for an answer.Offering...

During Miracles Day the energy was abuzz at CBM HQ thanks to over 80 amazing volunteers. From 6am – 10pm they answered phones, kept everyone fed and processed thousands of donations. The CBM ‘fun pod’ was busy with giant Jenga, basketball and minigolf, staff were raising money to avoid getting their heads shaved and everyone was having a blast for...

CBM has consulted on environmental issues with self-help groups of people with disabilities and their families in rural areas, and with other development organisations.People from Cambodia and India generously gave of their time and local expertise to describe the issues that impacted them most. Some of the issues:More extreme weather conditions. Cyclone Idai a recent...