Sunglasses at night
Sunglasses at night
Badly injured, left in limbo and unable to support his family, Shabdar Ali finds strength to help others.

MANILA, Philippines –  Shabdar Ali keeps his sunglasses on, from daybreak up until midnight. He continues to wear them even while indoors.

Shabdar is not making a fashion statement. There is a story behind him wearing sunglasses at night.

He is an unfortunate victim of safety lapses at worksites. His accident back in his native Cambodia left him blind in one eye and with fractured limbs. 

“If I glasses no wear, people look at me and they will be scared,” he says.

Still, he continues to work, makes people laugh, and carries on with his life – armed with dark sunglasses and a bright smile.



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