Stories

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 example.Very hot days, longer periods of drought....

CBM is committed to understanding where greenhouse gas emissions arise from our operations in our head office in Australia. This means we can raise awareness amongst staff about our carbon footprint and help the organisation investigate opportunities to reduce these emissions going forward. To date CBM has invested in energy and carbon audits to understand and improve our environmental sustainability. The most...

Communities in our region are already seeing their climate changing.  Here in Australia we’re experiencing the increasing danger of bushfires, longer, hotter summers, more frequent droughts and cyclones which impact previously safe parts of Australia. In the Pacific, the dry season is lasting longer, and storms and cyclones are becoming more frequent and more damaging. Erosion of land and rising sea...

CBM Australia recognises that climate change poses a significant risk to communities around the world; particularly those communities trapped in a cycle of poverty, marginalisation and disadvantage. The effects of climate change are intersecting with all key concepts and priority areas of international development and poverty alleviation. People with disabilities experience multidimensional inequalities and are over-represented amongst the poorest, which heightens their...

The land of Amhara in Ethiopia has been cultivated for millennia with no variations, or improvement in the farming techniques. The resulting environmental damage has contributed to a deteriorating climate with shortage and fluctuating of seasonal rainfalls, frequent droughts, loss of crops and as a result, food shortages and periodic famines. Lack of clean water,...

You did it! Over 44,000 Miracles and still counting… children and adults will be receiving a life-changing Miracle of their sight restored. Reena nearly lost sight in her right eye. But wonderful support from people like you gave her the Miracle she needed. Reena’s cataract was successfully removed by paediatric ophthalmologist Dr Pawan and his team, and within 24 hours Reena...