Hopeful Ways Nicaragua Eye Care Missions

Hopeful Ways partners with the non-profit eye surgery clinic FONIPRECE to provide eye surgeries to the poor.
Hopeful Ways partners with the non-profit eye surgery clinic FONIPRECE to provide eye surgeries to the poor.

Hopeful Ways volunteers first traveled to Nicaragua for Eye care missions in 2011. Since then multiple eye care missions have been successfully completed in the communities surrounding Rivas, Camoapa, Juigalpa, Teustepe and Nandaime. The missions targeted the poorest people in each community, including the non-profit Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) Children’s Home (orphanage) near Nandaime. Eye care services include eye exams, prescription and reading eyeglasses, safety glasses, sunglasses, eye medications and eye surgeries. Hopeful Ways partners with the non-profit FONIPRECE / Ojo Sano to deliver eye surgeries for the poor. People who are nearly blind with severe cataracts have their vision restored with cataract surgery. Adults and children for 6 months to 99 years old have benefited from these free services.

Read more about the Eye Care Missions in our newsletter.

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Hopeful Ways

Challenge to Restore Sight 2020

A virtual challenge in support of Hopeful Ways.

Challenge to Restore Sight is a virtual challenge supporting Hopeful Ways in their mission to improve and restore vision for the needy.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Register yourself or your team and choose your challenge activity (walk, bike, run, golf, volunteer at a soup kitchen, anything you pick!)
  2. Set a fundraising goal
  3. Request support for your challenge from friends, family and followers with social media posts, or by email and US mail.
  4. Start your challenge activity!

Show your support in a way that best meets your lifestyle. It’s that simple.



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(for social media posts, emails and letters.)

What is a Virtual Challenge?

A virtual challenge is an event whereby you do your challenge in the “real world,” then update others on your progress in support of a common goal.

Where does the money go?

Hopeful Ways is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit and 100% of your tax-deductible donations are used to improve and restore vision for the needy who have no other access to eye care services, such as prescription and reading eyeglasses, safety glasses and eye surgeries. Every $165 can restore eyesight for a person who is nearly blind and inflicted with severe cataracts.

Who can I contact with questions?

Contact Fundraiser Coordinator Jim Carlins at jjcarlins@gmail.com or 716-909-8942.


Hopeful Ways is making a Difference for thousands of lives

HopefulWaysDoctor2Our Mission

We proudly provide medical and humanitarian services and educational opportunities to the people of Nicaragua. We do this with great love and a sincere desire to improve the quality of life for the impoverished.

HopefulWaysBoy3Our Vision

To reduce preventable blindness and help preserve vision and visual function through refractive, medical, and surgical efforts.

To build partnerships with like-minded organizations and volunteers, while utilizing the talents of all, to initiate and execute focused and coordinated initiatives that ehance the lives of needy people.  To develop a sustainable organization with a strong, passionate volunteer base dedicated to serving impoverished people in diverse ways.

HopefulWaysWomam3Our Values

We serve with understanding, passion, sensitivity and respect toward the culture and lifestyles of the people and the communities that we serve.

  • Humility: Serving with humility and grace.
  • Outreach: We extend our hands in service to those less fortunate.
  • Passion: We are passionate about our mission; we embrace our responsibility to serve.
  • Enthusiasm: We are enthusiastic, engaged, and committed to working hand in hand, in response to overwhelming need.