Case studies

Andy Masenga

65 year old retired Parish Councillor receives treatment in Zambia

Lackson Phiri

Farmer receives treatment from team of Professional Volunteers in Zambia

Angel Phiri

17 month old Angel receives treatment at Vision Centre

Derek Mulenga

Student seeks treatment at outreach program in Northern Province of Zambia

Alemye Nigussie

Secretary receives eye care treatment at GTM Vision Centre, Ethiopia

Sebrala Aman

11 year old student receives treatment at GTM

Bernard Chalwe

Urban farmer can see clearly thanks to Vision Aid Overseas

Charles Chisulo

44 year old Charles can continue to work and support his family thanks to Vision Aid Overseas

Zulfa Wabela

Zulfa Wabela receives life changing surgery thanks to a Vision Aid Overseas Vision Centre

Manase Sikana

48 year old Chef from Ndola in Zambia receives spectacles for the first time

Milimo Alphonsus

Head teacher at Young Peace Maker School, Ndola, Zambia receives new spectacles

Joshua Nswana

How Vision Aid Overseas helped 13 year old Joshua to see more clearly

Mapepala Musonda

How Vision Aid Overseas helped self-employed Carpenter, Mapepala Musonda get back to work

Annastasia Kambikiya

Second Year Student Nurse at Ndola General Hospital in Zambia.

Teddy Kyaba

How Vision Aid Overseas helped Teddy get back to designing clothes for a living

Prisca Banda

How Vision Aid Overseas helped Prisca get her confidence back

Prisca Nanyinsza

How VAO transformed the sight of 18 year old Prisca in Zambia

The Malilwe Family

How we helped a Mother and her daughter in the Livingstone region of Zambia

Thelesa Chibombwe

One of our outreach teams helped a volunteer health worker and now she can help improve the lives of others

Joseph Matome

How VAO helped a geography teacher reach his potential.

Charles Amafumba

Mapping the Future of Zambia

How can you build accurate roads when you can't see properly?

Graham Coates

One of our most valued professional volunteers, Graham Coates, recently returned from a trip to Zambia.

Pascar Siambweda

Pascar Siambweda, a 17-year old student from Mukuni Village, Livingstone region of Zambia, loves to sing.

Patricia Katapazi

Helping Patricia Read Her Favourite Book

How Vision Aid Overseas helped Patricia Katapazi read her beloved bible once again.


50 years old

A tailor was losing business because of his poor eyesight until he was seen by a Vision Aid Overseas team.

Mutale Mwango

21 year old student nurse

Mutale was seen at our new Vision Centre in Solwezi, Zambia. She was having difficulty seeing the blackboard at nursing school which was affecting her studies.

Melanie Mambwe

29 year old

Melanie is a trainee Dispenser/ Technician at Solwezi Hospital

Gabriel Yebu

12 year old schoolboy

12 year old Gabriel travelled 70km with his father to our Vision Centre in Hawassa.

Solomon Belay

Solomon is a 23 year old optometry student at Hawassa University eager to qualify and help disadvantaged people receive the eye care they need.

Sumwonza Noak

15 years old

A 15 year old student, Sumwonza had never seen the blackboard at school and never had a pair of glasses before being seen by a volunteer team in Zambia.

Gizachew Achiso

Gizachew was first seen by Vision Aid Overseas in 2002, ten years on he is still in touch with the volunteers that helped him.

Andrew Banda

30 years old

A teacher from Malawi was able to teach his class again once he was given a pair of glasses by a Vision Aid Overseas volunteer.

Tigsti Hadgu Kebede

22 years old

Tigsti is a technician and manager of our Vision Centre at the Quiha Eye Hospital in Ethiopia.

Jackline Altuiha

10 years old

Jackline couldn't read her favourite books until she was helped by Vision Aid Overseas

Fred Beguma

13 years old

Fred Beguma was so shortsighted that he was unable to see the blackboard in school until he was seen by a Vision Aid Overseas volunteer team.

Sam Phiri

81 years old

81 year old Sam Phiri from Zambia was unable to provide for himself or his family until he was seen by a Vision Aid Overseas team near his village.

Golmauuh Dost

7 years old

This charming little girl was so short sighted that she couldn't even count fingers three metres away from her.

Alice Okraku

Optical dispensing assistant

Alice Okraku always provides a warm welcome to the Vision Centre patients when they come for their eye tests.

Kinga Macuik

Optometry student at City University

Second year optometry student, Kinga Macuik travelled out to Zambia with five other volunteers to help train nurses in refraction and provide outreach services to those living in rural communities.

Steven Nyangu

7 years old

Orphaned Steven was falling behind at school before he was seen by Vision Aid Overseas volunteers who could restore his sight.

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