Wednesday, March 3, 2010

eyes on africa

Eye care in Africa is terribly difficult to find - and when it exists, it is extremely expensive. Sherry Grigsby discovered this problem on a safari trip to South Africa a few years ago. After realizing the amount of change that a $1 pair of reading specs could make, Sherry started Eyes on Africa - a non-profit that provides reading glasses free of charge for people who do not have access to eye care. Eyes on Africa provided more than 5,600 pairs of reading glasses across the continent last year. Next week they are visiting One Mango Tree, and our tailors will have the opportunity to try on specs - to see if a small vision adjustment can make a big difference for them in their work and lives.

Check out the video above to learn more about Eyes on Africa and the work they do across Africa. We're thrilled to welcome Sherry and her team to Gulu next week.

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