$6 Eyeglasses for the Poor

 
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  • $6 Eyeglasses for the Poor has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
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  • $6 Eyeglasses for the Poor has received 2 donations
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  • $6 Eyeglasses for the Poor has received 3 donations
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  • $6 Eyeglasses for the Poor has received 1 donation
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    • 11 months ago
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  • $6 Eyeglasses for the Poor has received 34 donations
    • 1 year ago
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  • $6 Eyeglasses for the Poor posted a progress report
    Summer 2013
    By - Liz Smith - Director of Business Development
    India As we began replicating our hub-and-spoke model in India, we found that the most effective strategy would be to collaborate with local hospitals or surgery facilities capable of housing our optical-shop “hubs.” Through such collaborations, VisionSpring can transfer its knowledge and expertise to enhance...
    • 1 year ago
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  • $6 Eyeglasses for the Poor posted a progress report
    First Quarter Update
    By - Liz Smith - Director of Business Development
    VisionSpring enjoyed a strong First Quarter 2013.  Among the highlights: In a momentous first for our global operations, VisionSpring El Salvador’s businesses achieved and maintained operational profitability. VisionSpring and BRAC are nearing conclusion on the renewal of our successful five-year partnership in...
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  • $6 Eyeglasses for the Poor has made updates to their project page.
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  • $6 Eyeglasses for the Poor posted a progress report
    2012 Results
    By - Liz Smith - Director of Business Development
    India: 77,139 pairs of glasses sold Over the course of 2012 VisionSpring determined that our mobile optical stores, while effective in reaching the BoP consumer living in remote and rural regions of India, have proven to be unsustainable in isolation. In response, we have integrated the majority of our mobile optical...
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  • $6 Eyeglasses for the Poor has made updates to their project page.
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  • $6 Eyeglasses for the Poor posted a progress report
    VisionSpring Fall 2012 Report
    By - Liz Smith - Director of Business Development
    Dear Friend, Over the last few years we have enlisted your support to help us sell our one millionth pair of glasses, and thanks to the generosity of donors like you, we have now sold more than 1,073,000 pairs.  Our glasses are being worn by individuals in El Salvador, India, Bangladesh, Mexico, Uganda,...
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  • $6 Eyeglasses for the Poor has received 45 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • $6 Eyeglasses for the Poor posted a progress report
    Summer 2012 VisionSpring Report
    By - Jessica Schwartz - Business Development Associate
    Dear Friend, In May, VisionSpring was thrilled to announce the sale of our 1,000,000th pair of eyeglasses. Each pair enables someone in the developing world to realize their full potential.  With the sale of one million glasses we have created over $216,000,000 in economic impact– but this is just the beginning....
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  • $6 Eyeglasses for the Poor has made updates to their project page.
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  • $6 Eyeglasses for the Poor has made updates to their project page.
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  • $6 Eyeglasses for the Poor posted a progress report
    April 2012 VisionSpring Report
    By - Liz Smith - Director of Business Development
    VisionSpring sold 30,621 pairs of glasses between January – March 2012. Of those, 16,957 were sold in India, 8,384 were sold in El Salvador, and 5,280 were sold through our Global Partnerships. We expect to sell our 1,000,000th pair by early June, resulting in $216 million created in economic impact. In late 2011,...
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  • $6 Eyeglasses for the Poor posted a progress report
    Reporting on Mobile Optical Stores in India
    By - Carolina Velasco - Development Associate
    VisionSpring has established a solid distribution channel for delivering eyeglasses to low-income people in rural India where 75% of the country’s population lives –the vast majority of whom are underserved. VisionSpring utilizes retrofitted vans as mobile optical stores managed by a team with diverse expertise...
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  • $6 Eyeglasses for the Poor has received 203 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • $6 Eyeglasses for the Poor has made updates to their project page.
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  • $6 Eyeglasses for the Poor has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Organization

VisionSpring

New York, NY, United States
http://www.visionspring.org

Project Leader

Elizabeth Smith

New York, NY United States

Where is this project located?

Map of $6 Eyeglasses for the Poor