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Hi my name is Barbara Armstrong.I live in South Australia on the Fleurieu Peninsula in a little town called Yankalilla. I would like to talk to you today about CBM and the wonderful work they do around the world.I was first introduced to CBM by a friend who invited me to a meeting in Victor...

Big dreams back for Sudip Returning to school after his second cataract surgery was a big milestone for Sudip. When he initially stopped going to school, the five-year old’s vision problems prevented him from being able to read the blackboard or learn with his classmates.Now, after successful cataract surgeries and with a new pair of prescribed...

Combating the stereotypes: COVID-19 response in Nepal Sarita Lamichhane (pictured centre), Gender Equality and Social Inclusion expert of Support Activities of Poor Producers of Nepal (SAPPROS) Nepal“Persons with disabilities are usually looked at as passive receivers of humanitarian aid during disasters. Being a visually impaired woman, I strive to change these attitudes on a daily basis.”Sarita...

CBM Donor’s Engineering Success Greg Fawbry, one of our valued supporters, is an engineer drawn to our work in inclusive eye health. Graeme Turner finds out why.It was challenging to handle surveying equipment, to read the calibrations in a time long before digital readouts. This might not seem a huge deal, but Greg Fawbry, one of...

World Humanitarian Day: Making Humanitarian Action Inclusive At time of crisis, people with disabilities are often among the worst affected and the last to receive help. They may not hear about the best ways to protect themselves or be able to reach help. They may struggle to access essentials like clean water and food – and...

Author: Alison Dean, Director of Public EngagementOn my first overseas project visit with CBM, I wept.Now let me be clear, I am not the crying type. For 30 years I have held myself to the discipline of not crying at work, and certainly not this type of crying. This was silent, body-shaking, eyes-leaking crying.Why?I was...

Author: Jane Edge, CEO of CBM AustraliaPictured: Joanna with her mother Frenil at their shop.For 110 years around the world, and more than 40 years in Australia, CBM has provided impactful and sustainable support to people with disabilities living in the poorest countries.From here in Australia, this work transforms the lives of up to 10...