ELIMINATING AVOIDABLE BLINDNESS
There are 253 million blind people in the world.
90% of them live in developing countries.
75% of this blindness is avoidable.
Vision for Bangladesh is working hard to help
fight blindness and restore lives in the tea gardens of Bangladesh.
“I opened two gifts this morning. They were my eyes.”
Key messages & objectives
Our priority is to find young children going blind from cataracts and provide corrective surgery, enable children needing glasses to stay in education and help adults going prematurely blind so that they can continue to work and provide for the family.
How it all started
Vision for Bangladesh was started in 2006 by Rachel Andrews, an NHS Ophthalmic Nursing Sister, after her first visit to Bangladesh. Now a Registered Charity, with a board of 7 trustees, we work closely with Moulvibazar BNSB Eye Hospital in the Sylhet region.
Supported entirely by donations we are continually fundraising through, and for, exciting new projects. Read all the latest news and information, including our campaigns, how you can donate, see photos and read reports from our trips to Moulvibazar.
"Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his deed."
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Join our vision for Bangladesh
We are funded entirely by donations and every penny goes towards helping someone improve, retain or regain their eyesight.
800,000 people are suffering with unnecessary blindness in Bangladesh, 40,000 of these are children.
75% of this blindness is treatable.
80% of the population live in remote rural villages where healthcare for children is rare.
Early surgical intervention is crucial to prevent irreversible blindness.
We can help this, but so can you.