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Project Ruach Optics

by Fundacion Cristiana Comunitaria para Personas con Discapacidad Ruach
Project Ruach Optics
Project Ruach Optics
Project Ruach Optics
Project Ruach Optics

Summary

The Ruach Foundation wants to set up a spectacles shop which will provide a wide range of optometric services affordable for poorer people. The profits of the shop will be used to fund Ruach's social programmes for intellectually disabled people in the Juigalpa area, i.e. running its Community Home and its Activities Center and its outreach work: awareness raising of the rights and talents of disabled people; advice for affected families, training etc.

$40,965
total goal
$36,781
remaining
47
donors
2
monthly donors
8
months

Challenge

(1) To maintain our social programs for people with intellectual disabilities through becoming more financially self-sufficient; (2) To raise the initial capital needed to start the optical business in a country hit hard by political and economic crises (3) Ruach's beneficiaries are those most in need and their families cannot be expected to pay the total cost of the services they receive.

Solution

(1) Ruach has optical expertise on its Board and in its network of local supporters. (2) Market research in the regions around Juigalpa showed that there is a gap in the market for an affordable optic ian shop; (3) Ruach's mother foundation in the Netherlands and our international network supports 'Ruach Optics' via fund-raising and schemes to try and purchase equipment and supplies at reduced costs. (4) It seems a realistic way of generating income for the Foundation

Long-Term Impact

(1) Improved eye care for lower income groups in Juigalpa (2) Expansion of Ruach's community home model (3) Activities Centre more accessible for adults from poor families (4) More shift in society's perspective about and social stigma of adults with intellectual limitations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.fundacionruach.org
website in Spanish and English
Facebook Fundacion Ruach

Organization Information

Fundacion Cristiana Comunitaria para Personas con Discapacidad Ruach

Location: Juigalpa, Chontales - Nicaragua
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Astrid Delleman
Juigalpa, Chontales Nicaragua
$4,184 raised of $40,965 goal
 
63 donations
$36,781 to go
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