Lily4Humanity is delighted to raise awareness for an organization with a great history of humanity.
The Beginning: Turkey
In 1908, Christoffel set out for Turkey and founded a home in Malatia for blind and otherwise disabled and orphaned children, with the support of only a handful of friends. The mission societies to which he had applied before saw no commission for helping the blind in the Orient.
Over time, CBM’s policy has widened from serving blind people to giving all persons with disabilities access to basic healthcare services. There are one billion persons with disabilities in the world. Most of them live in developing countries. About 2.5% of these people are covered by CBM’s programmes.