CBM is the world’s largest international non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities living in the world’s most disadvantaged societies.
For more than 100 years, CBM has provided services to the world’s most vulnerable and forgotten children, women and men. They serve millions of people annually through our holistic approach, which includes prevention, treatment, education/rehabilitation, and economic empowerment.
They offer long-term, sustainable solutions versus short-term fixes. They help not only individuals with disabilities, but their families, communities, countries, and most importantly – future generations to break the cycle of poverty and disability.
CBM also advocates for social inclusion for people with disabilities and strives to increase their independence by breaking down attitudinal and physical barriers to provide access to resources and opportunities.
CBM was founded in 1908 when Ernst Jakob Christoffel, a German Lutheran pastor, built a home for orphans and people with blindness and other disabilities.
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