The Gift of Sight

We are working to eliminate preventable and curable blindness throughout the developing world.

A $25 Donation Can Restore Sight

Your donation to the Himalayan Cataract Project delivers immediate life-changing eye care to poor and underserved populations that would otherwise go without care.

Give the Gift of Sight

A $25 donation can provide the material cost of one sight restoring surgery.

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News & Updates

HCP Selected as Semi-Finalist for $100 Million MacArthur Grant

60 Minutes Features Our Work

In 5 Minutes He Lets the Blind See

Profile

Subdued and shy, with cataracts in both eyes, Melkemu spoke so softly you couldn’t even hear him.

Watch Melkemu’s video and read his story to experience the moment he regained his sight.

Read his story

The Cause

10/$25

A 10-minute, $25 surgery restores sight to the needlessly blind

80%

Eighty percent of blindness can be treated or prevented

18 Million

Needlessly blind cataract patients still await care

625,000+

Since 1995, HCP & partners have performed over 625,000 surgeries in the developing world

Financial Efficiency

We take great pride in our financial efficiency and work to maximize the value of every donation we receive. More than 85 percent of our expended resources support our efforts to eradicate preventable blindness throughout the world.

  • 89% Program Services
  • 7% Management
  • 4% Fundraising