The only thing that Phoeurng Heng (58) wanted was to be able to take care of his son Arun.
“I am a father, I have strength and I feel young. And yet I cannot take care of my son.” Every parent wants to be able to take care of their child.
Help prevent avoidable blindness.
Give people a chance at a better life.
The Eye Care Foundation helps prevent and cure avoidable blindness and visual impairment in developing countries. Worldwide there are 285 million people with visual disabilities. 39 million of these people are blind, 246 million are visually impaired. A massive 90% of people with visual disabilities are living in developing countries. The impact of blindness is particularly acute for vulnerable populations in developing countries, and leads to major economic and social problems. Blind people are often no longer able to support themselves, and become fully dependent on family members and friends for their livelihood. Fortunately, in 80% of the cases the visual disability can be corrected or cured. With relatively simple, low-cost solutions, like a cataract surgery or a good pair of glasses, we can end this situation. However, without the financial help of you as a donor, it is impossible for us to achieve this.
We have organised a special trip to Cambodia. This is a unique chance to see your money in action and the work we do with your own eyes! And simultaneously contributing to improved eye care in Cambodia.
Cambodia – Ratanakiri
The current eye care department of the provincial hospital offers too little space to work effectively and efficiently. That is why we are building a new eye clinic in the grounds of the hospital.
Vietnam – Eye Exams
The percentage of visually impaired people is particularly high among children in Vietnam. This visual Impairment in children can cause developmental problems. Therefore the Eye Care Foundation supports carrying out eye tests in schools.
Laos – Houaphan
The Eye Care Foundation invests in the education and training of local staff in the field of eye care. This increases the quality of eye care and ensuring its durability.
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