A $25 donation can provide the material cost of one sight-restoring surgery
Globally, 43 million people are blind—80% of which is treatable or preventable.
17 million people are blind due to untreated cataracts alone, a condition that can be cured with a ten-minute surgery and under $25 in material costs.
There are millions in the world who needlessly suffer from corneal blindness, which is the scarring of the cornea caused by a wide variety of diseases. In many cases, corneal blindness is preventable or treatable. For the 12.7 million people waiting for a corneal transplant, only one cornea is available for every 70 needed.
Restoring sight aids in helping break the cycle of poverty and lessens social exclusion.
HCP Cureblindness has grown beyond the Himalayas to tackle needless blindness in over 25 countries in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with core country operations in Nepal, Bhutan, India, Ethiopia, and Ghana. Expansion initiatives are underway in countries including South Sudan, Tanzania, the Philippines, Eritrea, and Somaliland.
I believe this is probably the best you can do to humankind. It's so cost effective and it gives so much. So much power, so much change in the life of people.
– Dr. Sanduk Ruit, Co-Founder
HCP now offers several tax-smart giving options. Consider a gift of stocks, donor advised funds, qualified charitable donations or cryptocurrency.
HCP Cureblindness takes great pride in our financial efficiency and accountability. We work to maximize the value of every donation we receive and strive to direct those funds where they are most needed in support of our efforts to eradicate preventable blindness throughout the world.
HCP Cureblindness is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for seven consecutive years. Donations to the Himalayan Cataract Project are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
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