EVERY 5 SECONDS A PERSON GOES BLIND IN THE WORLD.

TOGETHER
WE SAVE EYESIGHT.

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD GIVES THEM A VIEW ON A BETTER FUTURE

26 million people in developing countries are affected by a form of avoidable blindness.
Only ten percent of children with disabilities go to school.
Light for the World has been fighting against this injustice for more than 20 years. Together we give them a future of hope..

We make eye care accessible to everyone. Together with our experts and local partners, we support eye clinics, develop quality infrastructures and organise training for local staff.

Our education programme focuses on inclusive education: visually impaired pupils attend classes together with their seeing peers. We promote their integration and address the stigma of their disability.

AVERAGE ANNUAL RESULTS

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9

eye clinics

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270000

consultations

operaties

22000

surgeries

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12000

cataract surgeries

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28000

pairs of glasses

inclusief onderwijs

700

children go to school

WHEN EYES OPEN UP

  • Papa Maurice is 74 years old, lives in a remote village in the middle of the Congolese bush and is completely blind. There is no access to eye care in this region. The local dispen...

  • Rwandan doctor Livin Uwemeye is studying ophthalmology at the Tanzanian University KCMUCo (Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College) with a scholarship funded by Light for ...

  • When Kasongo Mwenzes sight blurred, it had immediately far-reaching consequences for himself and his environment. The 31-year-old farmer from Mushimba, a village about 80 km from K...

"My children and I would like to pay tribute to the impressive achievements of the Kabgayi Eye Unit."

Dr Patrick Saillez, donor of Light for the World. April 22, 2020

Give visual therapy

With 10 euro you give visual therapy to a child who has undergone cataract surgery like Angelique.

Give access to education

With 20 euro a child with visual impairment can go to school for a month, like Nathalie.

Give sight to an adult

With 52 euros you offer cataract surgery to an adult, like Melanie.

Give sight to a child

With 150 euro, you can restore the sight of a child through cataract surgery, like Saidi.

Light for the World makes sure that the money goes where it is needed

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    85% to PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

    To programmes in DR Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania

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    11% to FUNDRAISING

    Expenses related to fundraising

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    4% to OPERATIONAL COSTS

    Kept to an absolute minimum

    WE THANK ALL OUR PARTNERS