Your impact in Africa

Every pair of Palas sold gives someone in Africa sight.

  • £50,000
    provided in grants to eyecare projects in Africa via our charity partner Vision Action.
  • 12,500+
    people received prescription glasses or corrective surgery.
  • 26,293
    patients screened at the Chinsali Vision Centre in Zambia so far.
  • 380+
    community members screened and treated as part of a school outreach project in Ethiopia.
  • 45,000
    vitamins given to prevent blindness among children in Kenya.
  • 90
    sunglasses donated to protect people with albinism in Zambia and Kenya.
Young africa boy having his eyes tested by an optometrist in Zambia

Real stories

Meet like likes of Emmanuel Chambo, who dreams of becoming an optometrist after his visit to the eye hospital or the 700 children that received glasses as a result of a school teacher training programme over in our Journal. Updated with stories from projects still running in Africa years later.

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The detail

If you fancy diving into the finer details of Pala’s impact in Africa, employment, the environment and much more you can grab a cup of tea and flick through our latest Impact Report.

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Older woman receiving eye test in rural village in Africa surrounded by children and adults waiting for thier own eye test.

The why…

Pala was set up in 2017 with restoring vision in Africa as the beating heart of our purpose. In fact, we wouldn’t exist without it. Selling eyewear was dreamed up as a solution to the lack of eye care available in a country John came to know and love many years ago.

The extent to which good eyesight can impove lives and communities is a simple, yet mighty thing. From children being able to stay in school and go on to fulfil their dreams, because their parents are also able to stay in fulfilling work for longer.

Year by year, social mobility improves, less people live in poverty and the more we all get to see the world better. 4% of every Pala order is donated to Vision Action. Without our customers, this change couldn’t happen…

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