Our Year in Numbers

The funds raised through Orbis Ireland, support a comprehensive eye care project in southern Ethiopia with a population of over 3.5 million people.


In 2021, despite continued pandemic restrictions, Orbis Ireland funded the delivery of:

162,490 eye screenings,

against a target of 77,778

3,140 eye care surgeries,

against a target of 2,655

1,192 eye health worker training sessions,

against a target of 1,045

Including 423 teacher training to identify and refer students with eye problems.

Orbis Ireland: 2021 Income

Total income: 540426540426


Despite financial slowdowns due to the cancellation of our major events, in 2021 Orbis Ireland: 
  • Raised €165,670 from generous companies and major donors across Ireland

  • Raised €100,928 from events and public appeals

  • Received €250,200 from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Irish Aid 

  • Received 9% of income from online channels, including new virtual events and initiatives

As a percentage of total income

Pie Chart
  • Statutory Funding 46%

  • Corporate partners 29%

  • Individual donations and regular donors 15%

  • Events 6%

  • Government Assistance 4%