OneDollarGlasses

Worldwide, approximately 150 million people would need a pair of glasses, but can not afford it. They can not learn, can not work and can not provide for their families.

Our solution: The OneDollarGlasses. They consist of a lightweight, flexible spring steel frame and prefab lenses and can be locally manufactured with simple bending machines. The material costs: approximately 1 US $.


The country of Benin

The country of Benin

OneDollarGlasses in Benin - a report by Marianne Dötzer ...
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99th birthday

99th birthday

99-year-old Maria Sandoval in Nicaragua can see clearly for the first time in her life ...
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Presentation to the United Nations

Presentation to the United Nations

Martin Aufmuth presents the concept of OneDollarGlasses at the United Nations in Geneva ...
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Training in Burkina Faso

Training in Burkina Faso

Students from Enactus, Germany hold their first self-organized training in Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in the world.
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Nicaragua

Nicaragua

In January 2014, a team of our trainers went to Nicaragua to start a pilot project in San Carlos. After a second training session in March 2014, the sale of the glasses could now be started.
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Ethiopia

Ethiopia

The people of Ethiopia composes of about 90 different ethnic affiliations; its approximately 94 million inhabitants are among the poorest in the world.
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Malawi

Malawi

In January 2014 the first training in Malawi/South East Africa was held.
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Documentary on OneDollarGlasses

Documentary on OneDollarGlasses

Documentary on OneDollarGlasses, filmed by the Siemens Foundation On the occasion of the award ceremony of the “empowering people.Awards” the Siemens foundation has produced a documentary on OneDollarGlasses. It has been filmed in Rwanda.
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The winner is: OneDollarGlasses!

The winner is: OneDollarGlasses!

1st prize! Our project “OneDollarGlasses” is the winner of the “Empowering People Award”! Martin Aufmuth received the prize in Nairobi/Kenya.
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Enactus World Cup

Enactus World Cup

Enactus Worldcup: OneDollarGlasses were awarded “Best project 2013 worldwide”
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