MacKenzie Scott Donates $15 Million To A Social Enterprise That Provides Glasses for India


Foundation: California Community Foundation

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One of the world's richest people is giving $15 million to help some of the world's poorest people see clearly.

MacKenzie Scott, the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is giving $15 million to VisionSpring, a social enterprise that provides affordable eyeglasses to agricultural and artisan workers in India, Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda, ABC News reports.

VisionSpring says Scott's donation will help generate income of more than $1 billion this decade.

"The gift from Ms Scott is an incredible acknowledgment of the power of a simple pair of eyeglasses to unlock earning, learning, safety, and wellbeing for people vulnerable to poverty," VisionSpring CEO Ella Gudwin says in a press release.

Scott is one of the world's richest people, with a net worth of $35 billion, and has pledged to give away most of it.

She recently gave two Beverly Hills mansions to the California Community Foundation for $55 million.

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