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Story of an African Father

Story of an African Father

 

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This man brought his wife to our medical team to get her eyes checked.

She had to wait all day until surgeries were over. As she waited, her husband sat to the side patiently, holding their baby.

When the baby was hungry, he would let his wife feed and then he would hold the baby again.

He had such a sweet, quiet spirit.

When his wife got her eyes checked and found out that she had already lost her sight in one eye from glaucoma and was slowly losing sight in her other eye, he held her hand and silently prayed.

He was a hard working teacher who obviously loved his wife and children. We all continue to pray for this family.

Read their whole story to see how you can pray for them too at https://sight.org/2016/03/elizabeth/.

Give sight for Father’s Day.

Patchwork Bags from Togo

Patchwork Bags from Togo

This Mother’s Day, give your mom a patchwork bag from Togo.

All proceeds go toward giving sight to the blind in Togo, Africa. 

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Large Bag: $60

Dimensions: 23×17 inches.

 

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Medium Bag: $30

Dimensions: 18×15 inches.

 

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Small Bag: $20

Dimensions: 8x5x5 inches.

 

To purchase a bag, go to our Gift Catalog or stop by our office in Tyler. 

 

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Story behind the bags:

We purchase these bags in Togo from an artisan. We have started to develop a relationship with her. These bags are well made and sturdy and we are in love with them. We think you will love them too!

She shared her story with us and we want to share it with you.

“My name is Anita, I am married with three children, two boys and one girl. I started this business when I was 18 years old. Because of poverty I quit school and started doing patchwork materials. But I don’t do the bags myself, I have people who do them for me to sell. I just make the material, give it to them and they make bags for me. It is really a good business. I don’t only sell the bags, I also have dresses, children dresses, skirts and many more things. I love my work. Thank you for wanting to hear my story, may God bless you.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, you can give sight to a mom in Togo, Africa. 

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Meet Api.

She is a 21 year old mother.

She had a cataract in her left eye, so she came to our Sight.org mobile eye clinic for help. 

 

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She was able to get eye surgery through our free clinic. Now she is able to take care of her baby again. 

She is now able to work again and do what she needs to do for her family.

 

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Imagine how different your life would look if you lost your sight. Now imagine that you are a young mother living in rural Africa and you have lost your sight.

In Togo, cataracts don’t just affect the elderly. Women and men of all ages can be affected by cataracts, just like Api, who is only 21.

When a mother in Togo loses her eyesight, everyone around her is affected. Her husband and children are affected. 

The mother of the family takes care of everyone. But when she loses her eyesight, someone now has to take care of her.

Even if she loses sight in just one eye, everything she does is altered. Cooking becomes more difficult. Cleaning becomes more difficult. Playing with her baby becomes more difficult.

This Mother’s Day, give the gift of sight.

For $12.50 a month or one donation of $150, you can give sight to a mom just like Api.

You will change her life and her baby’s life. 

 

 

 

 

 

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