OneDollarGlasses as a new and grateful member of the "BeOnePercent" Collective:
As a collective of individuals the BeOnePercent movement gives 1% of their income each month to help the world’s poorest people.
Be One Percent was set up in Liverpool in March 2011 with a simple idea: a few people commit to giving 1% of their income to help eradicate poverty. In real terms 1% isn’t much for those living in the ‘developed world’, but 1% is transformational for those in the world’s poorest communities.
Moreover, the partnership between OneDollarGlasses and BeOnePercent already decided on the location for the one percent-shop in Malawi. It will be built in Phalombe, a town in the very Southeast of the country.
More than a billion people around the world need eyeglasses but don’t have them, researchers say, an affliction long overlooked on lists of public health priorities. Some estimates put that figure closer to 2.5 billion people.
Then there are the tens of millions of children across the world whose families cannot afford an eye exam or the prescription eyeglasses that would help them excel in school.