RWANDA – AGE 11
Sonia wants to be a doctor when she grows up, but hasn’t been able to see anything for years. Her wonderful parents are potato farmers in Rwanda. She is the oldest of 6 kids and did her best to keep her old glasses as they offered her slight vision. But, as you can see with a missing lens, a power that wasn’t remotely close to her current prescription, and all tied together, she has not worn these for over a year as they did not help her vision.
Fortunately, her family found out about OneSight’s first Vision Center in Rwanda at the Ruhengeri Hospital so her family save the money to provide Sonia with a life-changing pair of glasses ($17USD) that can now help her get to her dreams.
Sonia, and her mother Aline, 36, travelled for over 6 hours each way to get an eye exam. Then, one week later, they traveled that same journey again to pick up her pair of glasses from the Vision Center. OneSIght’s goal is to ensure that access to vision care is no more than one day’s travel away as over 1.1 billion people in the world need glasses, but have no way to get them.