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BETTER VISION – BRIGHTER FUTURE

In low-income countries, many lack access to vision care. Poor eyesight can prevent children from succeeding in school, and adults from earning a living to support their families. Our Better Vision-Brighter Future program has responded by sending trained volunteers to rural communities in Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico to conduct vision tests, and provide men, women and children with corrective glasses. In total, through this program, we have screened 11,637 people and distributed 10,049 pairs of corrective eyeglasses.

Guatemala
stats:
Population below poverty line:
59.3%
Total Expenditure on health per capita:
$232
Under five mortality rate:
Physicians Density:
.93 physicians / 1,000 population
Life Expectancy:
72.3 years
School Life Expectancy:
Literacy Rate:
GDP per capita:
$7,900
Children Under the age of 5 years underweight:
Unemployment rate:
Population:
% without health insurance:
% of persons living in poverty:
% of high school graduates:
Median household income:

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