Spectacle diver

Alceneide´s glasses fell into the river

Alceneide on her sewing machine | © Antje Christ

Her glasses fell into the river

Alceneide lives in a small village on the Amazon. She received her first GoodVisionGlasses a year ago. The glasses are very important for her so that she can sew for her 5 children and 15 grandchildren. She tells us: “When I was recently out on the river in the jungle with my canoe, a branch hit me on the head – my glasses fell into the water and went under. In desperation I took my children to dive for the glasses.”

 Kanu | © Martin Aufmuth

A three hour quest

Finally – after three hours of diving! – one of her sons finally found and brought the glasses back to the water surface. Alceneide is now beaming happily again at her sewing machine.

Alceneide sews a dress for her granddaughter | © Martin Aufmuth

“I got the fright of my life when my glasses fell into the river.”

Alceneide, Amazonas (Brazil)