Peru

Benita smiling after surgery for cataracts.
  • 31m Population [1]
  • 23% People living in poverty [2]
  • 5m People with disability [3]

In Peru, almost a quarter of the population is defined as being in poverty; with 4.9% of people living in extreme poverty.

Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in Peru affecting more than 58% of the population and while treatment is available, people living in poverty simply cannot afford it.

We are working to reduce preventable blindness in Peru through community outreach and surgery.

  • [1] (UN)
  • [2] (World Bank)
  • [3] Disability statistic is based on WHO estimate of 15% of the world’s population live with some form of disability.



Transforming lives

Bernardino and Leonadra at Ferdan in Peru waiting for cataract treatment.

Bernadino and Leonarda

Leonarda cooks and cleans again and doesn’t need help eating. Bernadino loves reading. Now his eyesight is improved he reads and looks after the livestock once again.

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