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Support Free Eye Screening for Widows and Rural Poor in Nigeria

Requested by

Samsuji Global Rescue (SAGRE) Foundation

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

From 1st June 2014, we will embark on a twelve months free eye screening for widows and poor people living in Obinze, a rural community near Owerri, the city capital of Imo State Nigeria. A population of over 10,000 families living in poor conditions and exposed to preventable causes of blindness like cataract, Glaucoma,Refractive errors and other problems associated with living conditions and lifestyle.

What is your project and how will it help?

The free eye screening and treatment will address the issue of blindness due to preventable causes, which is ravaging a significant number of the rural population. The economic implication of blindness is enormous as most people will now depend on others for their livelihood and sustainability, yet this is a very poor population of people living far below average. The eye screening/treatment will offer both short term and long term advantage in maintaining a healthy and empowered community which will have a positive multiplier effect.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

You can partner by
1. volunteering your services
2. Sending donations of Medical/Ophthalmic/Eye Diagnostic equipments
3. Donating your money

Please detail the resources that you need.

$48 will be needed to prevent blindness for One Person.
$1423 will be needed to help 30 Persons.
$9,988 will be needed to help 208 Persons.
$39,833 will help 833 Persons.
$478,000 will be needed to help 10,000 Persons.

Total Amount needed is $478,000

Donations of Medical/Ophthalmic/Eye Diagnostic equipments


Contact details

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Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Nigeria

Global issues

HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, health and medical


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