THE LOSS OF SIGHT IS NOT JUST A PHYSICAL DISABILITY
Some have compared it next only to death. In Ghana’s rural and even urban communities, loss of sight not only strips a person of his or her means of livelihood, it also robs them of their dignity. People suffering this condition are stripped of their position within the household and their status in society. They are essentially viewed as a burden, another mouth to be fed – a mouth not contributing in the provision of that food and, often, even tying up another able-bodied and potentially earning member of the family as a caretaker.