Health  Honduras Project #28179

Improve Vision Health for 1,000 Hondurans

by Vision Health International Vetted since 2017 Top Ranked

Summary

Vision Health International will provide eye exams, fit eyeglasses, perform life-altering surgeries, and improve the vision health for 1000 adults and children in medically under-served regions in and around La Entrada, Honduras.

$13,130
total raised
101
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Severe or even moderate vision impairment can mean the loss of economic and educational opportunity. Poverty, coupled with a scarcity of vision health care professionals (there are 100 ophthalmologists currently serving 8,000,000 Hondurans) means tens of thousands are left without access to treatment. Direct patient care provided by Vision Health International will result in thousands receiving the vision health care they so urgently need.

Solution

During field programs to La Entrada, Honduras, Vision Health International volunteers will address the overwhelming need for accessible and affordable vision health care in this region of the country.

Long-Term Impact

With vision improved or restored, 1000 adults and children--and their families--will be able to return to work or to school. They will be able to sew again or to read again, and they will be able to re-enter a meaningful life with their families and communities. These patients will regain hope for a brighter and better future.

Resources

http:/​/​www.visionhealth.org
Margie's Story: Seeing the Future
Jose's Story: A New Perspective
When the Patients Can't Visit the Doctor
About Vision Health International Video

Organization Information

Vision Health International

Location: Grand Jct, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.visionhealth.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @VisionHealthInt
Project Leader:
Paul O'Rourke
Grand Jct, CO United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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