We are doctors, health officers, community workers and funding partners like you, passionate about giving hope & healing to children and families trapped by poverty and disability. Why?
Because we believe no one should be forgotten.
We believe following Jesus means caring for forgotten people.
We go to the world’s poorest places, to work with people living in the most difficult circumstances – so the most vulnerable are not left behind. We find the children like Fatima, living with cerebral palsy in the middle of a slum. With your help, we set up remote surgical units, battling brown-outs and tropical diseases, to give the miracle of sight. Our mandate is to ensure people with disabilities are included in development programs and emergency relief efforts.
Jesus spent his life caring for people on the fringes of society – people who were blind, poor, forgotten. That’s our inspiration.
Our faith drives us to work in the world’s poorest countries and communities.
cbm works in 65 low income countries. We have 672 projects and provide empowering, ability-restoring services to 45 million people each year.
We use resources for maximum world change.
That means making sure we work with effective local and international partners. We invest in new opportunities to reach more people in need of our services. We look for real solutions to real problems to break the cycle of poverty and disability – at the grassroots level and at the policy level.
We come with 107 years of love in action.
When the German, missionary pastor, Ernst Christoffel, arrived in Turkey, one particular group grabbed his heart: children who couldn’t see, who couldn’t walk, who couldn’t hear, begging in the streets… He called them “Nobody’s children”, because no one was caring for these kids.
And so Pastor Christoffel opened a home and school for children with disabilities in Anatolia – cbm’s first project – in 1908. Since then, cbm has grown to care for more than 45 million of the world’s poorest children and families each year, in 65 countries.