Who we are.
Anthropose is a for-profit social-good company that aspires to recognize and identify social problems and create viable, sustainable, and scalable entrepreneurial solutions for them.
We introduced our line-up of eyewear as a means to solve the deep-rooted problem of cataract-induced blindness in Nepal.
While giving the person wearing our eyewear protection, comfort, and style by crafting high-quality eyewear, we also create a platform for communities to unite together to give the gift of vision to the marginalized individuals.
For every 10 pairs of Anthropose eyewear sold, we collect enough funds to provide a free cataract surgery in rural Nepal.
As of 2011 there were 94,765 blind people in Nepal, of which, cataracts account as the cause for 62.2% of them. (Source: National Population & Housing Census, 2011, Nepal)
The good news is a 15 minute surgery can cure cataract and restore eyesight within 24 hours.
Once the sight is restored, it also restores independence, economic potential and opportunities.
The irony of people not being able to afford life-changing cataract surgeries despite world class services being available in Nepal is why we saw the need of a changing dynamic in the country’s eye care system, where support from the government still lacks.
How we work.
Our giving partner, Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology identify the regions that are in most need of outreach medical eye camps.
When you buy a pair of Anthropose sunglasses, we provide our Giving Partners with financial support and collaborate with them to restore the sight of individuals in need.
A team of eye-care professional then provide essential treatment, cataract surgeries and post-surgery care in the identified areas.
We collect feedback about our giving and seek to improve our support to achieve our long-term goals and repeat it all over again.