Why Focus on Disability
Millions of children in the world are poor, lonely and dying, just because they have a disability. We are out to show all children that they’re worth medical care and education, health and opportunity.
150 million children have a disability. Only 1 in 10 children with a disability get a chance to go to school. In the poorest communities, children with disabilities are 4X more likely to die than others kids.
We are out to heal bodies and hearts – to heal families and communities. It’s about medical care and attitude change.
What kind of disabilities does cbm address?
We help people with disabilities of every kind:
- sight impairment
- hearing impairment
- birth malformations
- learning difficulties
- mental health issues
- cerebral palsy
- cleft palate
- burn scars
cbm works with people of all ages, though we have a particular heart for children, because they are especially vulnerable.
You can invest in amazing, life-changing hope and healing medical care for children and families trapped in the double disadvantage of poverty and disability.
We have more than 100 years experience.
We work in 65 countries.
We work with 483 skilled local partners to give empowering, ability-restoring services.
We give empowering, ability-restoring services to 45 million people each year.