Eye Care for Africa

$22,031 donated
Given by 123 generous donors in 3 years

It is Eye Care for Africa’s goal to work with orphanages to provide eye care to children in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya.

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Eye Care for Africa was founded in 2017 by Hawkes Bay based Optometrist Niall McCormack. It was formed to provide real eye care to some of the most marginalised groups in the countries of Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya. It all began when Niall accepted an invitation to provide eye care to an orphanage in Uganda. Whilst there it became very apparent of the dire level of need that existed.

“I was astonished at the level of the need there. I saw children with conditions such as cataract whose eyesight was in desperate need of appropriate attention.”

This experience motivated Niall to make a difference and upon his return to New Zealand ‘Eye Care for Africa’ was created. The charity is now an official charity registered with the NZ Charities Commission.

Use of funds

We are looking to push things to the next level, but to fund this project we need your help. Any donations will be used to provide eye examinations, glasses and equipment for the needy in these countries. We also hope to provide an opportunity for local Hawkes Bay school children to experience our work.

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Latest update

Latest News  3 February 2021

Posted by: Eye Care For Africa

Many thanks for your continuing support. On account of many request, we are extending the Give a Little Page deadline. Unfortunately, it is unlikely any travel to Africa will be possible in 2021 but it has given us the opportunity to support education for 2 ophthalmologists in Kenya.

Please donate if you can - it will be much appreciated and put to exceptionally good use!

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Latest donations

Private Donor
Private Donor on 03 Apr 2021
$1
Ken
Ken on 12 Nov 2020
$60
Ken
Ken on 12 Oct 2020
$60
Louise
Louise on 09 Oct 2020
$100
Nuala
Nuala on 09 Oct 2020
$200

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