Name: Yisimash Digis

Location: Amba Giorgis, Ethiopia

Occupation: Volunteer clinical nurse

 

Yisimash is a 28 year old Volunteer Clinical Nurse who works in Amba Giorgis Clinic in Ethiopia. On a day to day basis she performs HIV checks to patients and prescribes them with medicine essential for them to live.

Yisimash is long sighted and has never had an eye test or a pair of glasses in her life. As a result, she was having trouble seeing the prescriptions and medications. Her poor vision had been making her job and every day life very difficult.

 

Did you know, 90% of the world's vision impaired are located in developing countries like Ethiopia?

 

When Yisimash visited our Vision Centre in Gondar Hospital, she was given an eye test and prescribed her first pair of glasses. Yisimash, can now see clearly and can continue to care for her patients and save lives.

 

Without clear vision children can’t learn to get an education and adults can’t earn to care for their families and contribute to their communities. However, you can make all the difference today by making a donation.