Nim is a 65-year-old retired rice farmer. She is a widow with three sons, four daughters, and 12 grandchildren, living in Cambodia. She currently stays with her youngest daughter, who helps support them by working in a nearby garment factory.
Five months ago Nim developed a cataract in her right eye. As the cataract has continued to grow, Nim’s vision has become increasingly impaired, making her reluctant to go out on her own, and causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision.
Nim sought help from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. Now, she is scheduled for cataract surgery on January 10th, at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. During the surgery, doctors will remove the cataract, and implant an intraocular lens in Nim’s eye. Now she needs your help to fund this $253 procedure.
Nim said: “I hope after surgery my eye can see better. I want to easily go out to far away places - and I want to go by myself, and I want to take care of my grandchildren.”