Launched in 2013, Essilor’s inclusive business arm 2.5 New Vision Generation (2.5 NVG) provides vision care to underserved populations where people do not have access to conventional distribution channels. Through inclusive business models such as Eye Mitra or Vision Ambassadors, 2.5 NVG is creating a sustainable ecosystem that is not only generating employment and alleviating poverty, but is also building a task-force of skilled vision care providers in underserved areas. To date, over 4,000 primary vision care providers have been trained in seven countries.
Zhang Chunyan, 28 years old, lives in a village 40 km outside Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province in Southwest China. In this video, she tells us about her experience as a recently-trained Vision Ambassador.