Peru

Peru is located in the west of South America between the Andes and the Pacific.

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ODG Brazil - Facts

  • Started work: 2014
  • More than 150,000 vision tests performed
  • Over 55,000 people provided with glasses
  • 20 employees on site
  • Main location: São Paolo
  • Eye camps in the favelas and the Amazon
  • 3 social-optics shops
  • Project name: VerBem (Good Vision)
Basic data - Brazil
  • Population: 210 million
  • Population density: 25,6 inhabitants per km2
  • GDP per inhabitant: USD 1,868
  • 22% of school drop-outs due to children's sight defects

ODG Bolivia - Facts

  • Started work: 2014
  • Over 53,000 people provided with glasses
  • Over 80,000 vision tests performed
  • 20 local employees
  • Main location: Santa Cruz
  • Eye camps with mobile optical unit
  • Central production for South America: 75,000 frames manufactured
  • Project name: Lentes al Instante
Basic data - Bolivia
  • Population: 12 million
  • Population density: 10,8 inhabitants per km2
  • GDP per inhabitant: USD 3,625

ODG Malawi - Facts

  • Started working: 2014
  • Over 40,000 people provided with glasses
  • More than 120,000 vision tests performed
  • Main location: Lilongwe
  • 42 employees on site
  • Around 1,000 eye-camps
  • Six eyewear centers
  • Project name: GoodVisionGlasses
Basic data - Malawi
  • Population: 20 million
  • Population density: 203 inhabitants per km2
  • GDP per inhabitant: USD 431 (rank 174 of 189)

ODG Burkina Faso - Facts

  • Started working: 2013
  • Over 70,000 people provided with glasses
  • More than 180,000 vision tests performed
  • 60 employees on site
  • Central production in Ouagadougou (capital)
  • More than 20 spectacle centres as permanent contact points
  • Project name: GoodVisionGlasses
Basic data - Burkina Faso
  • Population: 20 million
  • Population density: 76 inhabitants per km2
  • GDP per inhabitant: USD 790 (rank 182 of 189)

ODG India - Facts

  • Started working: 2017
  • Over 25,000 people provided with glasses
  • More than 72,000 vision tests performed
  • about 60 employees on site
  • Headquarter in the state of Odisha
  • Over 1,700 eye camps with small mobile teams
  • Project name: CARE Netram
Basic data - India
  • Population: 1.4 billion
  • Population density: 464 inhabitants per km2
  • GDP per inhabitant: USD 1,965

ODG Peru - Facts

  • Started working: 2019
  • Over 3,000 people provided with glasses
  • Main location: Lima
  • Eye-camps in the poor outskirts of Lima and numerous peruvian regions
  • Project name: Lentes al Instante (good vision)
Basic data - Peru
  • Population: 33 million
  • Population density: 25 inhabitants per km2
  • GDP per inhabitant: USD 6,700
  • About one third of the population lives in the region Lima
  • Peru is geographically the third largest country in South America

ODG Kenya - Facts

  • Started working: 2014
  • Main location: Nairobi
  • Project name: Tuone Vizuri Miwani (Good Vision)
Basic data - Kenya
  • Population: 50 million
  • Population density: 95 inhabitants per km2
  • PDP per inhabitant: USD 2,000

ODG Myanmar - Facts

  • Started working: 2018
  • Over 10,000 people provided with glasses
  • Headquarters: Pyimana Township NayPyiTaw
  • Project responsibility: OneDollarGlasses Switzerland
  • 2019: Foundation of an own organization
  • Project name: GoodVision (Myanmar)
Basic data - Myanmar
  • Population: 53 million
  • Population density: 82 inhabitants per km2
  • GDP per inhabitant: USD 1,400 (147 of 189)

Ehtiopia - Facts

  • Started working: 2013
  • Working with Alem Katema e.V. Partnership
  • Main location: Alem Katema, Region Amhara
  • One Dollar Glasses production and optical tests
Basic Data - Ehtiopia
  • Population: 100 million inhabitants
  • Population density: 95 inhabitants per km2
  • GDP per inhabitan: 950 USD

Peru

OneDollarGlasses Peru got its start with strong support from the Lentes al Instante team from Bolivia.

In the Pueblos Jovenes

After a long and intensive preparation, Lentes al Intante Bolivia, led by Max Steiner, started training a first team in Peru. In May 2019, it was able to start work in the so-called Pueblos Jovenes, the dust-dry slums around the capital Lima. The project is organized by the young entrepreneur Alejandra Portillo, financially supported by the Dieter Kathmann Foundation. As in Bolivia, the project name is “Lentes al Instante”.

Projektleiterin Alejandra Portillo | © EinDollarBrille

Photos: Alejandra Portillo

Our projects worldwide

Today we are active in eight countries worldwide.
Our goal: Establishment of an optical basic care for everyone.

Brasil

Bolivia

Malawi

Burkina Faso

India

Peru

Kenia

Myanmar

Ethiopia

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