Author: Martin Aufmuth

Martin Aufmuth

Inventor and Chairman
Organisation: OneDollarGlasses

The Effectiveness of Glasses in Rural Burkina Faso

Inventor and Chairman
Organisation: OneDollarGlasses

What are people in rural Burkina Faso willing to pay for OneDollarGlasses? This study sheds light on the potential to distribute glasses through the market in a poor rural context. There are millions of people around the world in need of glasses but cannot afford them.  As a result, there are children who cannot learn…

Suzanna is able to sew again

Inventor and Chairman
Organisation: OneDollarGlasses

On World Optometry Day, Martin Aufmuth inventor and Chairman of OneDollarGlasses shares a patient story to highlight the importance of glasses in people’s lives. “Finally, I can sew again” beams Suzanna Marciel and looks at me full of joy. Suzanna is 74 years old and lives with her 15 children, 54 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren in…