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Updated: Restore Eyesight to 20,000 Villagers

by RestoringVision.org Vetted since 2018
Updated: Restore Eyesight to 20,000 Villagers
Updated: Restore Eyesight to 20,000 Villagers
Updated: Restore Eyesight to 20,000 Villagers
Updated: Restore Eyesight to 20,000 Villagers
Updated: Restore Eyesight to 20,000 Villagers
Updated: Restore Eyesight to 20,000 Villagers
Updated: Restore Eyesight to 20,000 Villagers
Updated: Restore Eyesight to 20,000 Villagers
Updated: Restore Eyesight to 20,000 Villagers
Updated: Restore Eyesight to 20,000 Villagers
Updated: Restore Eyesight to 20,000 Villagers
Updated: Restore Eyesight to 20,000 Villagers
Updated: Restore Eyesight to 20,000 Villagers

Summary

RestoringVision will transform the lives of 20,000 people around the world who struggle with uncorrected vision impairment and are considered by the UN to be "ultra-poor." Through our network of nonprofit partners we will reach those who live in remote areas where glasses are not available. Near vision impairment is a growing critical health and socio-economic problem with one of the easiest and most cost-effective solutions - a simple pair of glasses. Donate Nov. 1 - Dec. 31 for #GivingTuesday!

$15,000
total goal
$3,488
remaining
82
donors
0
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

Vision impairment is a global health crisis. 1/3 of the world's population - 2.5 billion people - live with uncorrected vision impairment and its consequences. 1 billion people need only reading glasses to correct their vision. Of those, over 500 million live in impoverished, rural communities and lack access to reading glasses. With poor vision, a person cannot read, learn, work, or perform critical daily tasks, making employment and caring for a family challenging if not impossible.

Solution

This project will transform the lives of 20,000 people by giving them the gift of sight. Studies indicate that restoring sight leads to a 30% increase in productivity and 20% increase in income. Glasses can particularly empower women and girls in developing countries as clear vision can increase educational attainment, employability, and economic independence. RestoringVision is the only non-profit provider of free, new, high-quality reading glasses for villagers around the world.

Long-Term Impact

At RestoringVision we believe that to solve any global health problem, it takes a village - a community of organizations working together to make the world a better place. We have created an efficient distribution network by partnering with the optical industry and more than 1,400 non-profit organizations to bring glasses to those in need. This model can immediately correct vision which can lead to an annual boost of $202 billion to the global economy and result in far reaching positive impacts.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.restoringvision.org
New York Times Article: Vision Crisis/​Eyeglasses
Global Health Study: Presbyopia and Tea Workers

Organization Information

RestoringVision.org

Location: San Rafael, CA - USA
Website: https:/​/​www.restoringvision.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @RestoringVision
Project Leader:
Pelin Munis
San Rafael, CA United States
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