One of the goals of maovember is to show donors exactly where their money goes. Given we will fund cataract surgeries in rural China via Orbis, we want you to see who will literally see because of this year’s campaign.
Mr Xu (above), who had surgery two weeks ago, is the kind of person we will support. He suffered from poor vision for more than 30 years — over half of his life — and found working as a physical laborer and delivery vehicle operator move from being difficult to near impossible in recent years. Because of his physical limitations, he has struggled to find work at all and, in turn, to make a living.
Mr Xu received treatment when a team from Heilongjiang Provncial Eye Hospital visited the city of Shangzhi to do screenings and surgeries. With his sight restored, he is now confident of getting more work and making a better life for himself. (Details extracted from a case study by Wang Wei of Orbis.)
Here are some of the other men who have received treatment via Orbis this month.
Maovember focuses on quirky events for good causes. Our 2022 partner is Library Project, which has furnished thousands of reading rooms in rural schools. Learn more about Maovember here. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.