For many years, Alair and his wife lived happily together, earning a living to support themselves. Alair, age 70, is a religious leader in his Indian community who helps his fellow villagers through his religious teachings. His wife is a cook at a nearby tea factory. As Alair got older, he started to experience trouble… Continue reading Mission impossible: Alair’s journey from blindness to sight
This year, we’ve been celebrating 50 years since Operation Eyesight was founded, and we have received a number of letters from the administrators and doctors of our hospital partners, who see the impact our donors are having. These letters speak to our work, but they also recognize the heartfelt generosity of our donors. Here are… Continue reading Kind words from our hospital partners
Sachin is a 59-year-old farmer and traditional healer who lives with his family in the village of Bhutini Para in the Rajganj Block of West Bengal. As the chief breadwinner, he was very concerned when he began to lose his vision. It got so bad that he could no longer farm or deliver herbal medicines… Continue reading Back to work and back to school!
In my travels, I have made it a point of understanding how other organizations work, their strategies and funding priorities, and comparing them to our Operation Eyesight partnerships and support. On my last visit to India, I was able to visit two of our partner hospitals and here are my observations. If the key to… Continue reading Travels through India reveal great progress