Where We Work

Helen Keller International saves the sight and lives of millions of people living in 21 countries around the world.

United States

We provide the gift of clear vision to tens of thousands of children every year by providing free school-based vision screenings, prescription eyeglasses, and referral for further care through our innovative ChildSight program.

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio

Africa

We alleviate malnutrition in Africa through a range of programs with local partners including saving sight and lives with vitamin A, helping families grow better food, helping provide millions with access to better food, and improving maternal and child nutrition practices. We also combat neglected tropical diseases including the blinding conditions of trachoma and river blindness - through drug treatment and promotion of improved hygiene and sanitation.

  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Guinea
  • Kenya
  • Mali
  • Mozambique
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Tanzania

Asia-Pacific

With local partners, we test and implement innovative programs to prevent vision loss caused by cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and common vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. We also improve the health of mothers and children through sight and life-saving vitamin A, helping families grow better food, helping provide millions with access to better food, improving maternal and child nutrition practices, and Neglected Tropical Disease control.

  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam