We have been active in Kenya since 2014 and are delighted to have a stronger presence in the country again with new partners.
vision tests carried out
In 2023, Kenya is struggling with a severe drought in the north and east of the country, which poses enormous challenges for people as a result of climate change. Refugee movements to large cities such as Nairobi are increasing the pressure in the slums, where the GoodVision (Kenya) team is regularly active.
Strong partners on site
In Kenya, GoodVision focuses on holistic care for people in order to supplement Kenya's optical and ophthalmological system wherever possible. Together with our local partners, we can also offer medical assistance if we identify a need for it at an eye camp. In addition to the German Doctors, our cooperation partners also include Lufthansa Cargo Human Care, for example.
The expansion of the team in Kenya can only take place step by step because the employees have to complete at least three months of training at the Sabatia Eye Clinic in western Kenya before they are allowed to carry out eye tests and fit glasses. And even after that, professional supervision of the team is mandatory.
Intensive outreach in the slums of Nairobi
In Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, it is particularly clear why the effort is worthwhile: around 2.5 million people live in precarious conditions under corrugated iron roofs in the almost 200 slums and usually have no more than the equivalent of one US dollar a day at their disposal.
He has been working at GoodVision (Kenya) since spring 2022 and also assists at the eye camps. Albert has not had much luck in life so far and, at the age of 52, has never had a proper job despite having a degree in marketing. He has kept his head above water with countless odd jobs.
He has severe astigmatism in both eyes and only has 20 percent visual acuity without glasses. With his OneDollarGlasses (corrected to –2.0 on both sides), he still achieves 80% vision.
GoodVision (Kenya) has changed Albert's life from the ground up: He is proud to have a secure job for the first time and to receive a regular salary.
With the OneDollarGlasses, Albert can now see so much better, even the clouds, which he always finds fascinating because they didn't exist for him before. Albert has found a new home at GoodVision (Kenya).