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A question might arise why we started with eye surgeries project. Many of us might wonder why eye surgeries. Why this group has started with this project. The simple answer is world needs it and cause of removing blindness around the world is achievable. To give some figures on visual impairment and blindness:
Key facts :
- 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired worldwide:
- 39 million are blind.
About 90% of the world’s visually impaired live in developing countries.
82% of people living with blindness are aged 50 and above.
- Globally, uncorrected refractive errors are the main cause of visual impairment; cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness in middle- and low-income countries.
- 80% of all visual impairment can be avoided or cured.
Globally the major causes of visual impairment due to Cataract is 43% and can be corrected by small operation.
- With an increasing elderly population in many countries, more people will be at risk of age-related visual impairment.
The group is formed by people who are involved in this charity work from years. They decided to give it a name. The founder members of friends for the cause belong to various organizations but have a common cause of doing some good.
Important disclosure :
FFC is collecting funds through it’s parent organization IGVS, International Gaudiya Vedenta Society, Houston, which has a registered charity status in US. FFC as an individual organization does not have a charity status in Canada. Tax receipt will be provided by IGVS, US to all donors, who donate for our surgeries through online donation and simple receipt of FFC if donated in Canada through cheque or cash.
Registration process for FFC is underway.