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Vision for the Poor Program, April 2016

One of VNHelp’s most important and continuing initiatives is our effort to reduce suffering and improve the quality of life of the poor through the recovery of sight. In partnership with sponsors, local partners, and volunteers, our “Vision For The Poor” program has provided free eye surgery to thousands of cataract patients throughout Vietnam. In 2015, 699 cataract patients benefited from the program. In April 2016, VNHelp partnered with the charity organization (Nhóm Thiện Nguyện) Sơn Nam, the David & Dana Loury Foundation, and the Desletrez Tran & Friends group, to help 158 cataract patients regain their vision. These patients came from several of Vietnam’s southern provinces including Đồng Tháp, Cà Mau, An Giang, Long An, Vĩnh Long, Bạc Liêu, Bình Dương, Bình Phước, Đồng Nai, Tây Ninh, and An Giang. VNHelp arranged and provided for the cataract surgery, lunch, and transportation, all at no cost to the patients. The enclosed photos show patients engaged in various phases of one such surgery day.

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                                       Sai Gon Eye Hospital                                                                                 Program Banner

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                                                Pre-surgery                                                                                     Post-surgery

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