Josephine is a widow from Kenya. She lost her husband and two children in 2007 when the country suffered post-election violence. As if the loss of her closest relatives was not enough, all of her property was torched, leaving her and her other five children internally displaced. Josephine has been forced to live at her brother-in-law’s compound for about ten years.
A year ago, Josephine developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her to experience blurred vision. A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes opaque, blurring vision. She has difficulty seeing and performing chores at home.
Fortunately, Josephine is scheduled to undergo cataract surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Surgeons will remove and replace the blurred lens. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $220 procedure.
Josephine says, “I want to see clearly, I want to be able to walk with ease, to do simple works for myself in the house.”