The Power Of Sight
In a remote village in the county of Transmara, Kenya, a Four year old girl is about to see the world for the first time in her life. Fred Hollows Foundation is an Australian charity organization that works to restore sight to people from communities across the globe.
Farming is the major economic activity. The population is made up of diverse cultures, some from the neighboring country - Tanzania
Helen has taken all parental roles for Faith after she adopted her. She carries Faith on her back while working at the farm or going to the market
It's difficult to explain to her that we are here to transform her life. She is excited about the road trip though when we tell here we'll be back the next day to take her for eye surgery
The hospital is among the top ranked for eye surgery in Kenya. Faith is just one among many other patients who visited today
The surgery is considered a simple procedure and Dr. Ernest Ollando advises that Faith will be able to gain sight after 24 hrs
Faith Spends the next 24 hrs with patches on her eyes. She feels tortured but "It get's darker before dawn"
The first words Faith utters in the "new world" ...
"If I get a pen, I will go to school"