Shamim Mai is one of the 23 million
patients that LRBT has treated in its 27
years of existence. She underwent eye
surgery at LRBT in July – absolutely free
of cost. Living in an underdeveloped
area of District Khanewal, Shamim Mai
worked in the fields as a farm labourer,
earning a mere Rs.150 per day, as her
husband was bed ridden and she was the
sole earning member of the family.

Although Shamim Mai’s vision was
deteriorating she continued working to
support her family until it got so bad
that her services were terminated by her
employer. This was a financial
catastrophe for the family They literally
had no money for food and survived on charity of their extended family and loans.

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