SAN FRANCISCO, CA (APRIL 14, 2022) – RestoringVision has released its first-ever annual report, celebrating its recent milestone of reaching 20 million people in need across the globe with vision programs and glasses delivery while highlighting successes and partnerships forged in 2021.
The annual report also offers an exciting preview of RestoringVision’s new brand and logo identity, which will launch during a June 2022 rollout as it continues to scale its worldwide impact. RestoringVision continues to focus on accelerating its growth while seeking new philanthropic investments, knowing that it could help more than 7 million people in need of clear vision today.
“We are thrilled to share RestoringVision’s first-ever annual report as it provides a look back at what we have accomplished during fiscal year 2021 and a look at the many lives impacted over our first 20 years as an organization,” said Dr. Pelin Munis, Executive Director of RestoringVision. “Within its pages, we hope readers will be motivated to join us in doing everything we can to solve this global health crisis. Our work has only just begun, and we hope you will be a part of this exciting time of growth as we continue to scale our impact across the globe to provide people living in poverty with clear vision.”
RestoringVision reached more than 2.3 million people in 80 countries across the globe in 2021 with its Global Access Program and Community Outreach Program, a 71 percent increase from 2020.
Yisten Yan, an 87-year-old man living in the Dominican Republic, has lived his entire life without clear vision. Since moving from Haiti to the Dominican Republic over 60 years ago, he has dedicated his life to cutting and cultivating sugar cane. Because of the harsh exposure to the elements in this line of work, his vision had become worse and worse over the years. Thanks to the glasses he (and his wife) received from RestoringVision’s programs, he now has glasses that he says improve his vision and daily life.
“We do this work for people like Yisten, knowing that the impact of providing an individual in need with clear vision not only changes that person’s life, but it uplifts the entire community by increasing economic capacity, productivity, and so much more,” Dr. Munis said. “Providing access to clear vision for people living in impoverished countries has the power to reshape our world, and we are determined to do just that.”
The vision crisis remains today with over 1 billion people lacking access to the vision care and glasses they need to see clearly to live independent and productive lives for themselves, their families, and communities.
RestoringVision’s annual report was created with HAVEN, a creative hub, and marketing agency located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
RestoringVision is a leading global nonprofit dedicated to addressing the unmet need for eyeglasses in impoverished communities across the globe. Each year, the organization helps millions of people living on less than $2/day gain clear vision to increase productivity, continue working and earning an income, learning, and performing everyday tasks. Since 2003, RestoringVision has reached over 20 million people in 144 countries with its programs. For more information, visit restoringvision.org.
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