Relief for Human Suffering Foundation

Help Restore The Gift of Sight to more Children like Dorothee!

Your gift can rewrite the story for the estimated 27,000,000 children, women and men like Dorothee with moderate to severe visual impairments in Africa. Help protect their future from avoidable blindness: Offer a world of opportunities through your support.

Read more about Dorothee’s story here.

R4HS Foundation On-Site in Africa.

We work to reduce suffering from preventable blindness.

The Relief for Human Suffering Foundation is a US non-profit organization with a mission to restore the gift of sight and reduce the suffering caused by easily treatable medical conditions for impoverished individuals in developing countries, by working with trusted local NGOs to deliver critical interventions.


We are building a dream, a world where a person’s ability to enjoy the gift of sight is not dependent on the location of their birth or the color of their skin.

Person with cataracts in Africa. Relief for Human Suffering. Donate Now.

What are visual impairments?

Visual impairment, also known as vision impairment or vision loss, is a decreased ability to see to a degree that causes problems.

Person after cataract surgery in Africa. Relief for Human Suffering. Donate Now.

What are cataracts?

Cataracts are caused by a build-up of protein that clouds the eye’s lens, which can lead to blurred vision and eventual blindness.

Person being tested for refractive errors in Africa. Relief for Human Suffering. Donate Now.

What are refractive errors?

Refractive errors are eye disorders caused by eye shape irregularity. This makes it difficult for the eyes to focus on images.

Our Partners & Validations

We work with carefully-selected local NGOs and organizations to provide relief and when possible, put recipients on a path to self-reliance.

WIN A FREE VOLUNTEER TRIP TO AFRICA!

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY OF CHANGE MAKERS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A FREE VOLUNTEERING TRIP TO AFRICA! 

WHAT YOU WILL GET:
• Notification when our inaugural Volunteer trip to Africa goes live in 2024 or 2025 
• A chance to win a FREE 7-14 Day Volunteering trip to Africa for one person where no application fee and program fee will be charged
• The opportunity to make an impact  
• The chance to explore the oldest inhabited continent on Earth, and one of the most fascinating part of the world.  
• AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME