Our country project in Burkina Faso has nearly 70 employees.
We have a big team in Burkina Faso
We work with GoodVision Technicians, eyeglass frame fabricators, administrators and many more. Meaningful jobs with benefits that support the employee and his/her family. OneDollarGlasses is one of the largest employers in the country today. We are proud to report that a high proportion of the costs of wages, rent, transportation, etc. will soon be covered through the sale of glasses. A truly sustainable business, development aid as a social business.
From the beginning, Daouda has been one of our most diligent glasses manufacturers in Burkina Faso despite being in a wheelchair since childhood. Daouda is proud of his work, as his fixed income supports his siblings. He views our team as his second family.
Agathe has also been involved in OneDollarGlasses Burkina Faso from the start. She started out as a glasses manufacturer but quickly moved on to a GoodVision Technician role as Agathe likes to help people and competently performs eye tests as part of her job. Agathe is the only one in her family to have steady work and her income is vital for the wellbeing of her family.
Romaric has been working as a glasses’ manufacturer in our project in Burkina Faso for 2 years. His family had very limited resources and therefore he received minimal education. Romaric dreamed of being able to read. The OneDollarGlasses team started a crowdfunding campaign and raised money for his reading lessons. Because Romaric was very motivated to learn, he not only has a regular income from his OneDollarGlasses’ job, but now he can also read! His first book was “The Little Prince”.
Photos: Martin Aufmuth, Isabella Bilger