Why I Started A Business That Gives
For some reason this Easter is a time of reflection for me. The quiet time lets my mind wander to all corners of life, and I'm taking stock of where things are at, what has been done, what's been achieved, and what still needs to be conquered!
My 'need to get stuff done' list is a bit longer than I would like, some things are taking longer than I would like. That's the stuff that frustrates the pants off me.
On the flip side, there are things that bring a fabulous sense of satisfaction, happiness, and elation! That's exactly where I come to when thinking about the people whose lives have been changed as a result of Naked Specs.
Our Business For Good Contribution
If you are reading this you probably know that every time someone (perhaps you!) buys a pair of glasses from us, we give to a community development project that restores vision, prevents blindness, or helps a vision impaired person live a better life.
So far these gifts total 8041 micro-giving acts which are distributed to our chosen projects through B1G1, plus our funding of a mobile clinic in Indonesia which screened 1011 people and treated 402 through cataract operations, eye glasses or medication.
The lady pictured with me is Sukari, the first person to have her sight restored as a result of our giving programme. She'd been totally blind for 10 years, and her face went from one that looked lost and empty, to one that was cheeky and joyful the instant that her eye patch was removed after her surgery.
It's impossible to put a price on restoring the sight of a person who has been blind for 10 years and I can't recount the story of Sukari without tearing up! She, and others like her are the reason I started this business.
Enjoy your Easter, and be thankful you can see this post!
Carol Pearce, Founder