NOOR approach shown to make a positive, lasting impact

In her article for Bloomberg, "Recycling Eyeglasses Is a Feel-Good Waste of Money", Virginia Postrel explains why donating used glasses to developing countries is actually more harmful than helpful.

NOOR works hard to manufacture glasses in Afghanistan.  In 2011 alone, NOOR produced 14,531 pairs of eyeglasses. This approach has been proven to be cheaper and more effective than importing used glasses.