Each team member who travels to India must pay their own way. This comes at great personal sacrafice. Often they miss 2 weeks of work, and/or use vacation time. However, ask a former team member and you'll discover that for them, the experience and joy of participation far outweigh any of the cost.
In addition to travel costs, there are general clinic costs that are not covered by team members. These costs are usually covered by generous people who believe in the mission. Some of that support comes from companies in the eyecare industry, insurance companies, medical device companies, and frame manufacturers. However, much of the additional financial support comes from our patients and others who graciously make both large and small gifts to help.
If you would like to help, you can make a donation online here.