Relief for Human Suffering Foundation

First 2022 Vision Quest to Africa



In a continent with more than 1.2 billion people, approximately 26 million suffer from visual impairments. A significant portion of those visual impairments are preventable but frequently go untreated due to poverty and lack of resources. 

As part of its second year of operation, the team at Relief for Human Suffering Foundation will be on the ground this summer, working to ensure that hundreds of underprivileged individuals in Africa receive the gift of sight. 

Having successfully collaborated in 2021 with Eye Foundation Hospital, a local hospital in Nigeria, to help provide prescription glasses and cataract surgeries to more than 500 impoverished individuals in the country, the Foundation is excited to extend the partnership and help several hundred more in 2022.  

“We’re very happy to return to Africa and continue our partnership with Eye Foundation Hospital,” said Benson Fayehun, founder and president of Relief for Human Suffering Foundation. 

“This type of trusted partnership is the key to our dream of building a world where a person’s ability to see is not dependent on the location of their birth or the color of their skin, and it is our privilege to help people receive the gift of sight, get off the path to blindness and live happily,” Fayehun continued.

In addition to continuing its relief efforts in Nigeria, the Foundation is excited to extend its impact into the neighboring country of Cameroon, where they have concluded an arrangement with ASCOVIME, a local nonprofit organization (NPO), and its founder, Dr. Georges Bwelle who is a local surgeon and recent CNN Heroes’ award winner. During the arrangement, Dr. Bwelle will provide 50 cataract surgeries for impoverished individuals in the country.

While its mission will be displayed in action during this trip, the organization’s impact will continue throughout the remainder of the year as it continues the fight to restore the gift of sight to 6,000 Africans in 2022. 

“We are doing our part to make the world a better place, but we cannot do it alone. We need good people and third-party organizations everywhere to join us in this important fight. Bring your time, your talent, and treasure! Help us make a difference in the lives of our brothers and sisters in Africa who are not able to help themselves,” said Fayehun. 

You can follow the foundation’s journey on its Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn social media accounts @r4hsfoundation. To donate directly, please visit

About Relief for Human Suffering Foundation

Relief for Human Suffering Foundation is a non-profit (501c3) organization with a mission to restore the gift of sight and reduce the suffering caused by easily treatable medical conditions in developing countries. The Foundation is obsessed with creating a world where a person’s ability to see is not dependent on the location of their birth or the color of their skin. The organization partners with trusted organizations with similar missions, logistics, and medical expertise to deliver care to people in need. Where feasible, the organization connects beneficiaries with resources to help put them on a path of self-reliance. As a volunteer-run organization, 100% of public funding goes into the organization’s cause directly and enables the organization to provide prescription eyewear to one person for as little as $20 and enable cataract surgery in one eye for as little as $80.

To join the cause through donation or for more information about how to volunteer your time and talents, visit our website at

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