Pala SDG

No Poverty

Spectacles are one of the most cost-effective economic tools you can provide a person. With half of its population living on less than one dollar a day, according to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), Africa has 73% more blind and visually impaired people than any other region in the world.

In addition, through a survey by our partner Vision Aid Overseas it was found that 78% of adults  reported an improvement in their quality of life and an increase in household income following improved vision through wither treatment or spectacles. Through grants to Vision Aid projects across several countries in Africa, Pala aims to help improve the prospects for thousands of adults and children through this route.