Himalayan Cataract Project: Cure Blindness

by Himalayan Cataract Project, Inc.
Himalayan Cataract Project: Cure Blindness
Himalayan Cataract Project: Cure Blindness
Himalayan Cataract Project: Cure Blindness
Himalayan Cataract Project: Cure Blindness
Himalayan Cataract Project: Cure Blindness
Himalayan Cataract Project: Cure Blindness
Himalayan Cataract Project: Cure Blindness
Himalayan Cataract Project: Cure Blindness
Himalayan Cataract Project: Cure Blindness
Himalayan Cataract Project: Cure Blindness
Himalayan Cataract Project: Cure Blindness
Himalayan Cataract Project: Cure Blindness

Summary

The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) aspires to cure global blindness, one patient at a time. Through surgical outreaches, ophthalmic training opportunities, and medical equipment procurement, we bring sight to the needlessly blind and reliable eye care systems to remote, low-income communities throughout South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

$100,000
total goal
$14,214
remaining
644
donors
4
monthly donors
13
fundraisers
17
years

Challenge

The World Health Organization estimates that 180 million people suffer from severe visual impairment (legally blind, by U.S. standards). The leading cause of blindness throughout the world is cataracts and 90% of this blindness is found in the developing world.

Solution

HCP has developed highly-efficient approaches in each of the critical areas of surgery, training, and education. Through high-volume surgical campaigns, thousands of people regain their sight each year and many more are screened for preventable eye-related diseases. We train local eye care teams to build sustainable infrastructure to maintain quality eye care in remote regions indefinitely and procure equipment to be sure people in remote areas are receiving the best possible care.

Long-Term Impact

The suffering caused by blindness deeply affects the family of each unfortunate, blinded individual, especially in remote regions of developing countries. With restored sight, many people return to work and to traditional roles in their families and societies.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

Organization Information

Himalayan Cataract Project, Inc.

Location: Waterbury, VT - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @CureBlindness
Project Leader:
Dana Coste
Deputy Director of Operations
Waterbury, VT United States
$85,786 raised of $100,000 goal
 
1,014 donations
$14,214 to go
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