Children
 Pakistan
Project #14597

Sight for 2.6 Mn. poor blind children in Pakistan

by The Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust
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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 $85 to LRBT- the largest free eye trust with 19 hospitals and 55 clinics.
$100,000
total goal
$53,130
remaining
146
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Unfortunately, for almost 2.5 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

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.lrbt.org.pk
Website
Facebook
LRBT Videos & documentaries
LRBT Annual Review published 2013

Organization Information

The Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust

Location: Karachi, Sindh - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​www.lrbt.org.pk
Project Leader:
Lrbt Pakistan
Executive Director
Karachi, Sind Pakistan

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