Amita lived the typical life of a young woman in Tokha Saraswati village in Nepal. Married at the age of 19, she kept busy taking care of her family. She had dreams of a rewarding career serving her community as a nurse, but her family couldn’t afford for her to go to school. The opportunity… Continue reading Amita is changing lives through a career that changed her life!
From fearful blindness to joyous sight
Hira is 74 years old and lives in an ancient village in central Nepal with her husband and her son and his family. The whole family depends on Hira’s son, who works as a labourer to make enough for them to get by. To help out, Hira gardens and sews clothing for the family, while… Continue reading From fearful blindness to joyous sight
2017 Was An Exciting Year For South Asia, Thanks To You!
India had an exciting year! Thanks to our donors and partners we screened more than two million people who were at risk of losing their sight. Declaring villages avoidable blindness-free is the pinnacle of our work. We’re ecstatic to say that we declared our 500th village free of avoidable blindness in 2017. With the help… Continue reading 2017 Was An Exciting Year For South Asia, Thanks To You!
June is Cataract Awareness Month – Em’s Story
Cataract: a clouding of the lens of the eye. In developing countries, a cataract can rob someone not only of their sight, but their livelihood and hope as well. Em was suffering from depression after her husband passed away. She was heartbroken, and nothing felt right. She was lonely, as most of her children had… Continue reading June is Cataract Awareness Month – Em’s Story