Amount of grant approved (£) : 1,700

Year of grant : 2020

This project seeks to provide eye tests and low-cost glasses to those who need them in rural Ngara, Kagera. Participants will pay 10,000Tz for glasses to allow for transport and staffing costs to deliver free tests and all profits will be used to buy more glasses. This will positively impact at least 500 people needing glasses and potentially very many more.

Some of our beneficiaries:

DR. BITHIA SIZIMWE, ASSISTANT MEDICAL OFFICER AT MABAWE HEALTH CENTRE, 46 YEARS OLD WOMAN ‘’ Before obtaining the reading glass +1.50, in October 2020 I could not perform well my day to day duties especially reading books , writing and prescribing drugs/ treatment. It hurt my heart and mind. After starting wearing / using it, it has had helped me to read, write prescribe well with confidence and restore joy in my heart and peace of mind. I will advise/ recommend others requiring eyeglasses to KAPECEDEFO”.

ROSE KUBOKO, MUBINYANGE PRIMARY SCHOOL, 53 YEARS OLD WOMAN ”

Prior to using/ wearing the reading eyeglass, I was unable to read, sort out rice and cut nails on the fingers and toes. Since starting wearing the eyeglass + 2.00, I can perform both school and domestic activities efficiently and effectively”.

HORACE JACKSON GODWIN , MATIRI SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER, 28 YEARS OLD MAN ”

In the past I experienced problem of seeing far objects clearly. After starting wearing the eyeglass my ability of seeing far objects and identifying people at far has improved greatly. Also, I can ride a bicycle safely and confidently”.