Fundraising will help the effort to eliminate all avoidable forms of blindness in the regions of our eye hospitals in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Haiti, Peru and Mexico as well as fund your trip.
Each participant has two options for funding the trip:
Raise $10,000 plus the cost of your airfare (for a total fundraising goal of $11,000 to $12,000, typically) from sponsorships to make your trip free.
When your fundraising goal is reached, then Vision for the Poor will pay for all remaining expenses and refund any trip costs you have already paid (e.g. pre-purchased airline ticket). The remaining funds raised will provide approximately 75 sight-saving surgeries.
Pay for your own trip (approximately $3,500 to $4,500, depending on airfare) and raise a minimum of $3,000 in sponsorships. This minimum will fund surgery for 30 poor patients.
All resources needed to help you obtain sponsorships and prepare for your climb will be provided to you.
The trip was an amazing experience. We all summited so we are definitely excited about that, but that was only one of the many highlights. We met so many wonderful people from MEM, the safari was a great adventure filled with fascinating sights, the weather was perfect, and knowing that we are supporting a worthwhile cause made it even better!!!Brian Minetta