Elena Barraquer Foundation
Invest for children has made a financial contribution to the Elena Barraquer Foundation. The Elena Barraquer Foundation facilitates access to ophthalmological care for people at risk of social exclusion, who are treated at the Barraquer Ophthalmology Center in Barcelona, Spain, and abroad on medical expeditions. The Foundation also promotes eye healthcare through awareness campaigns, grants for training ophthalmologists with limited resources, and the development of research projects.
The Elena Barraquer Foundation organises week long medical and surgical expeditions to remote locations around the world to perform cataract surgeries to restore sight. These surgical teams carry all the necessary materials, allowing them to perform a manual technique without sutures for cataract removal in areas where surgery is not otherwise available.