OneDollarGlasses

OneDollarGlasses is a non-profit, social business working to provide at least 150 million people all over the world with basic eye care.

Martin Aufmuth, Chairman of the Board
martin.aufmuth@onedollarglasses.org
Non-profit / Social Business 2012 220 n/a
image/svg+xml
Headquarters: Erlangen, Germany
Regional offices: Burkina Faso, Malawi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, India, Myanmar (Burma)
onedollarglasses.org
Due to German tax law, we cannot hyperlink to websites of epNetwork member organizations. We apologize for this inconvenience.
linkedin.com/company/onedollarglasses
Due to German tax law, we cannot hyperlink to websites of epNetwork member organizations. We apologize for this inconvenience.
facebook.com/OneDollarGlasses
Due to German tax law, we cannot hyperlink to websites of epNetwork member organizations. We apologize for this inconvenience.
instagram.com/onedollarglasses
Due to German tax law, we cannot hyperlink to websites of epNetwork member organizations. We apologize for this inconvenience.
twitter.com/EinDollarBrille
Due to German tax law, we cannot hyperlink to websites of epNetwork member organizations. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Martin Aufmuth on the ground in Malawi with a young boy wearing OneDollarGlasses.

What we should know about you

Questions answered by Martin Aufmuth, Chairman of the Board
1. What is your biggest success as an entrepreneur?

As an entrepreneur, I am most happy that the system of OneDollarGlasses actually works and has found so many supporters in a short time and has already changed the lives of so many people in a positive way.

2. What drives you personally to keep your social business running?

I would like to help those people who do not have access to eyeglasses and optical care and are therefore severely restricted in their lives, including children who cannot learn at school or adults who cannot provide for their families. The right to eye care is a basic right for me.

3. Did you always want to become a social entrepreneur?

I have always wanted to do something against injustice in the world. And as a child I wanted to be an inventor. I learned much later that these two goals combined make a social entrepreneur.

Additional achievements

Awards

  • epAward Winner 2013
  • Next Economy Award
  • Bayerische Staatsmedaille
  • Hopkins Leadership Award 2016
  • Tech Award

Affiliations

  • Ashoka Network
OneDollarGlasses
OneDollarGlasses

OneDollarGlasses are affordable eyeglasses for low income people in need.
Share this page
Profile last edited on: May 25, 2021