ODG USA @ Burkina Faso
Jennifer Hyde and Anna-Lena Baumann from ODG USA visited OneDollarGlasses’s operation in the West African country of Burkina Faso in February, 2018. ODG has a staff of approximately 40 opticians, field staff, fabricators, office staff etc who manage the optical stores and rural outreach programs throughout the country. Jen and Anna-Lena were excited to travel throughout the country and see the programs in action. One of the many truly inspiring aspects of ODG’s work in Burkina Faso is that several of the staff are disabled due to polio and had never previously worked prior to their jobs with ODG. Jobs, and particularly, substantive jobs with living wages are very hard to come by in Burkina Faso. So ODG provides good jobs as well as good sight to thousands of individuals in Burkina Faso.