OneDollarGlasses USA is funding a project in Liberia with our partner non-profit, Refugee Place International (RPI) founded by Dr. Mosoka Fallah. Mosoka is an epidemiologist who returned to his native Liberia from studies in the US to work on the front line of the Ebola crisis. Since then he has founded RPI, a medical clinic in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Liberia, where Mosoka grew up. Mosoka works tirelessly for the causes he believes in and leads global efforts to combat hard-to-solve public health problems.
Last year, Mosoka reached out to OneDollarGlasses USA to help bring our glasses to his community and our partnership was created. Since then, Mosoka has travelled to see ODG’s operations in Burkina Faso, and the director of ODG Burkina Faso, Thomas Remont, has visited Liberia to train RPI’s staff on visual assessments and dispensing glasses. RPI has conducted almost 7300 visual screenings and dispensed over 200 pairs glasses. Given Liberia’s enormous lack of access to eyeglasses and our strong partner, ODG USA has made its first grant to RPI for the purchase of an outreach vehicle and education materials about the benefits of eyeglasses. We are excited about the providing greater access to good vision for the people of Liberia.