This is Sardji, a street food vendor selling fried beancurd.
At the age of 56, cataract has managed to reduce Sardji’s sight to one metre. He often had accident when riding his motorbike peddling his fried beancurd and he couldn’t see if a potential customer waved at him, wanting to buy.
Sardji is also a house-husband, he does all the housework, from cooking to cleaning, preparing beancurd and looking after his wife who has been paralysed for the past 15 years after suffering from stroke.
With no children to assist them, the disabled couple struggle to cope on a daily basis.
The risk of losing his remaining one metre sight to nothing was real and frightening. Sardji knew that day would soon come, maybe just in a month or two. He was worried sick how he and his wife would survive. A blind and a crippled with no income or saving and no one to help them.
But a 5-10 minute procedure has alleviated this fear. Sardji can now continue selling fried beancurd for years to come and take care of his wife.