This fisherman could no longer focus on the small knots to repair his nets. Then he heard Vega was providing reading glasses at the local health post. Now he can repair his nets again.
We take simple reading glasses for granted, but for many people living in remote island communities when their eyes begin to fail from age, it affects not only their own quality of life and ability to earn a living but also the important skills they bring to the community.
Building wooden boats is an art. Every piece is hand made and must fit precisely with the others.
When this man’s eyes began to fail he faced the nightmare scenario of no longer being able to work. And this fishing community was on the verge of losing their only boat builder.