Our September 1% will help build an opticians to bring affordable glasses to the people of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkino Faso. Of the local 550,000 population an estimated 35% will need glasses. With no affordable options readily available, many of these people will go without impacting their ability to gain an education or work to earn a living.
The shop we have funded will see an estimated 2,400 people for a free eye test in the first year alone and sell specs to around 460 of them enabling them to see clearly for a price they can afford for the first time. The store will access free green energy from solar panels and sales revenue will pay staff wages and replenish equipment making the enterprise completely self sustainable once set-up. We’ll update you over on the blog when it’s opened for business!