Generosity makes you happier

 

It has long been acknowledged that acts of generosity raise levels of happiness and emotional well-being, giving charitable people a pleasant feeling known, in behavioural economics, as a "warm glow“.

 

Researchers have found a connection between happiness and the performance of selfless acts. Giving to others, they say, activates an area of the brain linked with contentment and the reward cycle.

 

Recently, Profs. Phillipe Tobler and Ernst Fehr, both from the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich (UZH) in Switzerland - in collaboration with other international researchers - conducted a study aiming to gain a better understanding of what goes on inside a person's brain when they decide whether or not to perform a generous act.

 

Read more about the research> https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318406.php

 

What better way to celebrate your birthdays, anniversaries or any of the joyous events in your life by making someone who is blind see again?

A cataract is the clouding of the lens in the eye, which prevents clear vision. Sadly, just like in adults, cataracts is the leading cause of blindness in children and affects their optimal growth, and development.

 

The World Health Organisation says that one out of every two cases of blindness globally is due to cataracts, yet it is treatable by a simple 20 to 30-minute operation.

However, at about KES 6,500/- per eye, this surgery is out of reach for most patients, especially in rural areas. 

 

So celebrate your special day by donating KES 6500/= and change someone’s life dramatically!

The Outreach camps constantly need utensils, mattresses and blankets.

So if you cannot donate cash or sponsor surgeries, you could donate surplus items you may have (which are fairly new and not ready for scrap) – that will be of great help to patients undergoing treatments in the rural eye camps.

 

Manufacturers of above items are highly encouraged to consider donating these items.  Suitable publicity will be provided via social media (if desired).

Childhood blindness has an adverse effect on growth, development, social, and economic opportunities.

Infantile glaucoma is one of the causes –which can result in blindness without early intervention. Surgery followed by medication and optical aids is the treatment of choice. 

However, cost of these surgeries is not affordable to many parents in the Coast as it involves operating under general anaesthesia.

You can sponsor such a surgery to assist a child.

 

Cost: One eye- KES 50,000/- Both eyes  in one sitting KES 75000/- (Highly subsidised)

Diabetic retinopathy, also known as diabetic eye disease, is a medical condition in which damage occurs to the retina due to diabetes mellitus. It is a leading cause of blindness.

 

Diabetic retinopathy affects up to 80 percent of those who have had diabetes for 20 years or more. The longer a person has diabetes, the higher his or her chances of developing diabetic retinopathy. It is also the leading cause of blindness in people aged 20 to 64.

A large number of our patients are suffering from this condition and cannot afford the laser treatment and the injections required for treatment.

 

You could sponsor a treatment for a subsidised cost of between KES 45000/- to 90,000/- (depends on the type of problem)

A cornea can be damaged by disease, infection, or an injury, and the resulting scars can affect the vision.

 

 

A cornea transplant is most often used to restore vision to a person who has a damaged cornea. A cornea transplant may also relieve pain or other signs and symptoms associated with diseases of the cornea.

 

Corneas used in transplants come from deceased donors. 

 

Unfortunately, many people in the Coast cannot afford such a surgery.

 

You can assist by sponsoring a corneal transplant at a subsidised cost of KES 150,000/- and also by donating your cornea when you pass away.

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especially in the rural areas

How to Donate

If you are able and willing to assist the less fortunate members of society, call our Admin Manager who will gladly guide you on how best to go about it.

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