Nepal’s entrepreneurs healing blindness among poor

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Many villagers are not aware of how easily cataract can be treated or cured,” said Suraj Shrestha, CEO at Anthropose, a Nepal-based enterprise.

“The thing that appalls me the most is how people superstitiously believe that cataract is a curse from God. This needs to change,” the entrepreneur told Xinhua on Sunday.

Using a market-based approach, entrepreneurs in the Himalayan nation are identifying social problems and creating sustainable and scaleable entrepreneurial solutions to them.

A group of “changemakers” has recently introduced a line of sunglasses to solve the deep-rooted problem of cataract in Nepal, and give the often ignored an opportunity to get their sight restored.

Source: ShanghaiDaily.com (link opens in a new window)

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