Commitment to Action

Scaling Proven Microfranchise Model for Development

Commitment by

VisionSpring

In 2007, VisionSpring pledged to train 3,000 Vision Entrepreneurs and sell 300,000 pairs of low-cost reading glasses, providing a scalable solution to the problem of poor vision through our market-based, entrepreneurial model. In collaboration with our local partners, VisionSpring provides a life-altering health product that enhances the productivity of each customer through the gift of sight while generating income for local entrepreneurs, the majority of whom are women. VisionSpring completed this commitment one year ahead of schedule. To date, VisionSpring has sold more than 360,000 pairs of reading glasses and trained over 6,200 Vision Entrepreneurs in 11 countries across South Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

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Commitment

Scaling Proven Microfranchise Model for Development

Launched

2007

Est. Duration

2 Years

Estimated Total Value

$1,570,000

Region

Asia, Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

BANGLADESH, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, INDIA, NICARAGUA, PARAGUAY, SOUTH AFRICA

Commitment by

VisionSpring

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Population Services International, Linked Foundation, The Peery Foundation, Fundación Paraguaya