Who is CBM? CBM, formerly called Christian Blind Mission, is the world’s largest development organisation focused on working with the world’s most vulnerable people – those living with the double disadvantage of poverty and disability.
Why focus on disability? If we’re going to end poverty, we can’t ignore disability. Disability is very common in developing countries and 15 per cent of the world’s entire population, or 1 billion people, live with a disability. People with disabilities are among the poorest in any community, so if we’re going to address poverty we must first include people with disabilities.
What is the poverty–disability cycle? At CBM, we know poverty and disability are inextricably linked. When you live in poverty, a lack of access to quality health care, clean water and food as well as unsafe working conditions means you are more likely to have a disability. When you have a disability, you are less likely to be able to go to school, have employment or be accepted in your community and so fall deeper into poverty. CBM is working to end this cycle.
Who started CBM? CBM was founded in 1908 by German pastor ErPlease Login (add)