EVERY 5 SECONDS A PERSON GOES BLIND IN THE WORLD.

TOGETHER
WE OPEN EYES.

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.

ANNUAL RESULTS

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9

eye clinics

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271375

consultations

operaties

22420

surgeries

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11433

cataract surgeries

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27955

pairs of glasses

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631

children go to school

WHEN EYES OPEN UP

    "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

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