2 million beneficiaries
The L'OCCITANE Foundation celebrates its 2 million beneficiaries for World Sight Day
As every year, L'OCCITANE celebrates World Sight Day and promises to make it lively. In fact, 2015 is a key year for L'OCCITANE’s commitment for Sight. More than 2 million people have already benefited from eye care thanks to the projects developed with NGOs around the world!
285 million people in the world are visually impaired, but 4 out of 5 of these cases could be avoided. More than that, 90% of the visually impaired live in developing countries. These assessments led the Foundation to refocus its action on the fight against avoidable blindness, and particularly in Burkina Faso, as L'OCCITANE is very attached to this country.
In the international subsidiaries, our correspondents also echo our commitment initiating partnerships with local organizations involved in the fight against avoidable blindness. This year, the Foundation helped to finance 13 projects concerning for example sensitization to visual impairment or professional integration of the visually impaired.
Help us to go over 2 million beneficiaries!
1 SOLIDARITY SOAP PURCHASED = 1 PAIR OF GLASSES FINANCED*
Last year, nearly 163,000€ were raised thanks to the solidarity soap produced for World Sight Day. This year, 100%** of the shea butter and honey solidarity soap profits will be donated to our Union for Vision program. Each soap purchased will finance the access to a pair of glasses for a patient from a rural area in Burkina Faso. So run to the L’OCCITANE stores to obtain the solidarity soap and offer it to your relatives!
*Or the equivalent in eye care services.
**Store sale price excluding taxes, transportation and production costs.