Worldwide, 285 million people are blind or have debilitating visual impairment. Yet, solutions exist to cure or prevent 80% of their conditions. Seva Foundation proposes to scale our proven GSI eye care delivery model nationally in Guatemala and create the platform to subsequently extend throughout Latin America. Near the end of the project period, we will lay the groundwork to expand to Mexico and Paraguay. Our project will incorporate an innovative digital data component that will both accelerate and demonstrate impact. Guatemala, population 17 million, is small enough to end preventable blindness. Its primary healthcare system structure is the same or similar to others in the region, as are its challenges. Our local partner of 13 years, Visualiza, is poised to expand its current operation, a GSI model, into a national nonprofit eye care system. Regaining their sight, marginalized people will regain independence, economic productivity, and human dignity.
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