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

More than 4,5 million people in sub-Saharan Africa 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 25 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

9

eye clinics

270000

consultations

22000

surgeries

12000

cataract surgeries

28000

pairs of glasses

700

children go to school

WHEN EYES OPEN UP

Light for the World is financing a new Optometry Center in Ifakara

Recently a new Optometry Center was established at the Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health (TTCIH) in Ifakara with financial help from Light for the World. We have provided support...

Jaden’s courageous fight against eye cancer

Jaden is a two-year-old boy living in Ifakara, Tanzania. One day, his parents notice a whitish veil in the center of his right eye. "It was a strange glow that...

Belgian delegation visits Light for the World Tanzania

In February, a delegation from Light for the World Belgium undertook an inspiring trip to Tanzania to see the progress of the supported projects. Thanks to the generosity of our...

Give access to education

With 11 euro a child with visual impairment can go to school for a month, like Agnes.

Give sight to an adult

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

Give a child glasses

With 60 euro you give glasses to a child like Lydia.

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

85% to PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

To programmes in DR Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania and awareness actions in Belgium

11% to FUNDRAISING

Expenses related to fundraising

4% to OPERATIONAL COSTS

Kept to an absolute minimum

WE THANK ALL OUR PARTNERS