Feature Stories

Trachoma is an agonizing eye infection that ultimately leads to blindness. "It felt like thorns scraped my eyes every time I blinked", one patient said.

But we can prevent it, treat it, and stop it for good. Beyond personal suffering, trachoma also devastates the well being of entire communities. Working or caring for a family becomes impossible.

As the disease passes from one generation to the next, families are unable to escape a lifetime of poverty.

Here are the personal stories of people who have struggled with trachoma, and ultimately learned how to defeat it.