What we do
Vision for Bangladesh was founded by Rachel Andrews. She registered the charity in 2017 but her work in Bangladesh has been ongoing since 2006.
Vision for Bangladesh has seven trustees working hard to help those living in extreme poverty, while working closely with, and supporting, BNSB Eye Hospital in Moulvibazar.
The charity is entirely funded by donations and we're grateful for every penny given to such an important cause. Donations are used to pay for sight-saving surgery, hospital equipment, Nurse/Doctor training and awareness programmes (including door-to-door knocking in the tea gardens) to find children in remote areas.
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Hello, I'm Rachel
My name is Rachel Andrews, and my story in Bangladesh started when I encountered the mother and daughter pictured below, through a taxi window in Dhaka. Highlighting to me that sadly in the developing world there is still avoidable blindness.
In 2017 I retired from my position of Paediatric and Adult Ophthalmic Sister at the West Suffolk Hospital’s Eye Treatment Centre in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Since retiring my passion has grown greater than ever for this speciality and my love for Bangladesh has given retirement a whole new meaning for me.
The need out there is immense and I want to do all I can to tackle unnecessary blindness in the developing world.