Rwandan Genocide widow

(Credit: Vision for a Nation)

UK charity Vision for a Nation (VFAN) recently launched a new outreach programme to help the Rwandan National Association of Genocide Widows who the organisation said were some of the most vulnerable people in Rwanda following the 1994 genocide.

VFAN provided 677 widows and widowers from across Rwanda with glasses and vital treatment for eye conditions, with those requiring specialist treatment for complex conditions referred to their nearest hospital.

Seventy-five year-old Alivera (pictured) struggled with both near and far sight and as a result was virtually confined to her home. After receiving her adjustable glasses from Adlens, she said: ‘You have made me “un-blind”, I am truly happy.’