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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...

Inauguration of the Mulami Muimpe eye clinic

On 27th September 2023, Light for the World Belgium inaugurated a fifth eye clinic in Kananga, southern Congo with a musical ceremony. Staff from partner clinics in the DRC, major...

Eye-coaching for partner clinics

Guaranteeing the quality of eye care provided by its partner clinics and reaching as many patients as possible are still the cornerstones of Light for the World's work. Such ambitious...

Mulami Muimpe in Kananga, DR Congo

The building of the Mulami Muimpe eye clinic in Kananga is progressing on schedule. Building the clinic in Kananga is a sterling example of engineering prowess Light for the World...

Angélique can finally complete her studies

19-year-old Rwandese, Angélique Nyanzira, lives with her parents in the north of Rwanda, in the village of Nyakiriba, in the Burera district. She has three sisters and three brothers and...

Dr Selina: “My dream came true”

Thirty-four-year-old Dr Selina Mruma was able to graduate in ophthalmology from Muhimbili University thanks to the support of the NGO Light for the World. She can now treat most eye...

Our programme in Africa

2022 marks the beginning of our new five-year programme ‘Inclusive Vision’ approved by the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (DGD). In DR Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania, Light for...

Why Kananga?

Having access to specialized eye care is far from obvious in the DR Congo. There is a serious shortage of prevention programmes, trained personnel, infrastructures, state of the art surgical...

Zainabu’s future is looking bright again

52-year-old Tanzanian Zainabu lives in the village of Mletele in the Ruvuma region (in the southeast of Tanzania). She has been blind for seven years. She tells us that it happened...

Good results for ‘Future in Sight’

From 2017 to 2021, Light for the World ran an ambitious programme called 'Future in Sight'. This programme was made possible by the Belgian Development Cooperation. SPECIFIC GOALS   With...

Local anchorage in Tanzania

Joseph Banzi, country director in Tanzania Joseph Banzi with one of our itinerant teachers. A step forward in the development of Light for the World Tanzania. In 1997, when...

Braille script: a gateway to the world

2012: Agnes is blind and goes to school with sighted peers. Kilosa, Tanzania - Agnes is 9 years old and a very timid girl. She's blind from laucoma. Increased pressure...

Pioneers in Congolese ophthalmology

Dutch journalist Sarah Haaij traveled to Congo with Light for the World. She wrote a strong article for the Dutch magazine Vice Versa. Discover here what she learned in Congo...

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.