Provide Cataract Surgery for an Adult
Provide Clean Water for 2 People
Provide an Eyelid Surgery for an Adult
Deliver Sight Saving Medicine for 8 Families
Provide Eyeglasses for a Child
Trachoma is an eye disease caused by infection with the bacterium Chlamydia Trachomatis. It is spread by flies, which are attracted to the discharge from the eyes and nose of an infected person and spread the disease to others. Moms with trachoma are afraid to kiss or even touch their children, for fear of giving them the disease.
River Blindness destroys lives. Tiny blackflies infected with a worm (known as Onchocera volvulus), breed near streams and rivers. In search of their next meal, they bite people. The parasite they carry is then transferred to children, men and women with frightening results. The parasites travel from the fly's mouth and burrow under the human skin. There, they begin to reproduce and move throughout a person's body creating intense pain, unbearable itching and eventually, irreversible blindness. But that's not all. Once one person is infected, the uninfected blackflies that bite him or her pick up the parasite and spread it to others. Soon, an entire community is at risk of going blind.
Clean Water for 2 People
Sight Saving Medicine for 8 Families
About 153 million people are visually impaired due to uncorrected refractive errors.
In most cases, vision can be restored through spectacles, however, in developing countries glasses are not an option for many children. They have limited access to health care, identifying their impairment and providing glasses for them is just like a miracle.
Without eyeglasses, children can't keep up in school. Sometimes they're treated as if they're fully blind. Often, they simply drop out.
$39 for a pair of glasses that a child in a developing country cannot afford will make a huge difference in their life; they will be able to go to school, see the blackboard, and learn!