I am Ahmed, a tailor in Somalia. For years, I had been struggling with cataracts, which made it difficult for me to continue my work. I had to give up my job because I couldn’t see the details of the fabrics I was working on, and my mistakes were becoming more frequent. It was a difficult time for me and my family.
One day, I heard about a local eye clinic that was run by a charitable organization. The clinic was offering free cataract surgeries to people in need, so I decided to give it a try. I went to the clinic and underwent surgery.
I remember the first day I went back to work after the surgery. I was a bit nervous, wondering if my vision was really restored or if it was just my imagination. But as soon as I picked up my needle and thread, I realized that my vision was indeed back to normal. I could see every detail of the fabrics I was working on, and my mistakes were few and far between.
It felt amazing to be able to provide for my family once again. We no longer had to worry about how we would make ends meet. I could take on more clients and increase my income. The surgery not only restored my vision but also gave me back my independence.
I am grateful to the Afrika Hayat association for the work they are doing to help people like me. They are making a real difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate. I hope more people will be able to benefit from their generosity and kindness in the future.