The Spiti Projects need £101,000 to go towards an Eye Clinic for the 12,000 Spiti people of the valley.
It is estimated that there are thousands of blind people in the region of the Spiti Valley, with about 2,500 people requiring cataract operations and refractive treatment.
This number would double in time without preventative eye care. Currently there is no eye care service within 300km radius of Kaza, the centre of the Spiti Valley. Many find it too expensive to travel and so forgo treatment. There is a Government hospital in Kaza, but it has no eye care service.