Giving the gift of sight

Aug 26, 2016

Our Health team strives to deliver cost-effective services to those in need.

We were touched to receive these two letters; one from a 14-year-old boy by the name of Chulumanco, and the other from his mother, Pumla.

Chulumanco had been struggling at school as a result of his poor eyesight. Due to a medical condition, even prescription glasses would not help him – one doctor even told Chulumanco that he would die with this problem.

Pumla was determined to help her son, but she knew that doctors’ appointments and treatment would be unaffordable.

She wrote to us and brought Chulumanco for an eye screening.

The solution was simple – contact lenses.

Ikamva Labantu provided Chulumanco with the funds for prescription lenses and taught him how to manage them. Now, he can see his books properly and can thrive at school.

Thank you Chulumanco and Pumla for taking the time to write to us.
We are constantly encouraged by the quiet voices that humbly remind us of the difference that we can make to someone’s daily life.