The Namibian Federation of the Visually Impaired will close down on the 30th of April due to lack of funding, NFVI Director, Moses Nghipandulwa told the media at a press conference today.
The federation held a press conference this morning announcing that it's donors pulled funding after Namibia was declared a middle income country. The Finnish government has moved its funding to Ethiopia and South America.
The federation has service centers in 5 region, with more than 15 000 registered visually impaired Namibians. The Finnish Federation for Visually Impaired cut their budget by 40%, limiting the funding coming to Namibia.
The federation has been receiving donations from Finland since 1986. 85% of the Federation's donations were coming from the Finnish government.