Sight for 2.6 Mn. poor blind children in Pakistan

 
$17,261
$82,739
Raised
Remaining

Summary

This project will give the gift of SIGHT to 1030 poor blind children in Pakistan who suffer from curable blindness due to Cataract. The only issue is they can either not access or afford the treatment and turn needlessly blind. Blindness is in itself a stark reality but childhood blindness is worse as the number of years ahead are much more. The good news is that their vision can be restored by donating only $97 to LRBT- the largest free eye trust with 18 hospitals and 53 clinics.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Unfortunately, for almost 3 million children in Pakistan, these snapshots of life remain undeveloped negatives; shrouded in darkness. They suffer from blindness or impaired vision - conditions that could easily have been prevented or cured. The sad fact is that 80% of blindness is curable. Cataract - the most common cause of blindness can mostly be cured by a simple operation costing LRBT on average $97

How will this project solve this problem?

Through this project LRBT will give the gift of Sight to 1030 poor blind children All services at LRBT are offered totally free so that no man, woman or child goes blind merely because they cannot afford the treatment. We provide state of the art eye care. LRBT provides the most comprehensive pediatric eye-care, ranging from Performing Cataract Surgeries,School Screening Programmes to pediatric specialty clinics which deal with everything from low vision to advanced corneal transplant.

Potential Long Term Impact

Restoring the Sight of 1030 children facing a life of darkness which will help them to achieve their full potential in life and overcome the daily ridicule faced from peers.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $17,261
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $82,739
Total Funding Goal: $100,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).

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Lrbt Pakistan

Executive Director
Karachi, Sind Pakistan

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