Restore eyesight to 1000 villagers in India

 
$8,169
$21,831
Raised
Remaining
Feb 26, 2013

Gift of Vision

Tegal Pandit, 15 days after surgery
Tegal Pandit, 15 days after surgery

The project till date has been able to benefit 179 people (79 males and 100 females) belonging to the poorest and marginalised section of the community who reside in the remote rural areas and were facing hardships in life with no one to their aid.

Following activities were carried out:

1) Creating awareness about Cataract Surgery: The beneficiaries in the remote areas were ignorant of Cararact and were informed about the eye disease. They were encouraged to attend the Eye Screening camp being organised under the project were they were informed about cataract and diagnosed. A total of 563 people were diagnosed suffering from Cataract in 10 camps being organised at various remote villages.

2) Conducting Cataract Surgeries: The diagnosed patients were referred to the base hospital for surgery where they were operated. A total of 179 people were benefitted under the project.They were brought to the base hospital by van, admitted in the hospital, operated of cataract and were released the next day after providing post operative medicines, spectacles and doctor´s suggestions for do´s and don´ts.

Case Study: Tegal Pandit, resides in the remote village of Raikinari, Block: Jarmundi together with his family. There are 14 members in his family (9 males and 5 females). He was suffering from cataract in his left eye since last 2 years. He is a potter by profession and was unable to work due to cataract. He even faced difficulty in carrying out his daily activities. He was leading a troublesome life because of poor vision and poor financial condition with no one to his aid.

Later, he was diagnosed in the screening camp being organised in his village and referred to the base hospital for operation. He was successfully operated and provided with needed medication.

He is back to his work now, supporting his family and is very thankful to the kind support rendered to him from supporters like you. 

 

We express our sincere gratitude to all our donors and supporters who are supporting our project in all possible ways of providing vision to the needy and marginalised. We wish to receive your constant support in future as well so that we can provide eyesight to many more in need as there are many more like him still untouched and hoping for someone to come to their aid.

Tegal, back to work
Tegal, back to work
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Satish Girija

Hazaribag, Jharkhand India

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