Gift sight with a cataract surgery by Blind Peoples Association, India

Gift sight with a cataract surgery


Every monthly donation helps more patients like Jamnaben with surgery

Hailing from Ahmedabad, Jamnaben stays with her huge extended family. However, when she suffered an injury that left her with a cataract in an eye, Jamnaben felt so embarrassed, that she refused to go out in public or even see family members.

She was referred to BPA, where she was diagnosed with Cataract and recommended for surgery. She was able to get a cataract operation just in time. She was provided with free surgery, stay, food and post-operative treatment.

Having completely recovered, Jamnaben now feels comfortable around her family and looks forward to becoming a bigger part of society with her renewed vision. You can help BPA in their quest to restore vision and confidence to many more like her.


By donating to this program

You will be sponsoring the benefits for different beneficiaries every month

About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
Eye Care
What you get
Tax Exemption
Periodic Reports
Program Description

Cataracts are often related to the aging process, but they are also occasionally found in younger people. It is completely treatable but if untreated, the person becomes totally blind. But due to poverty, many senior citizens live with blindness.

The Navalbhai and Hiraba Eye Hospital set up by the BPA, in collaboration with the Bareja General Hospital Trust provides comprehensive eye care services to people with eye problems, in several villages around Bareja. The program conducts free eye camps and surgeries for poor patients suffering from cataracts. Patients are provided with consultation, surgery, accommodation, spectacles, medicine, transportation, and follow-up treatment.

Donations made to this program support the cost of surgery, sutures, lens, and administrative expenses.

Close to 3 lakh patients are served annually by the Blind People's Association. By supporting this program you can help poor senior citizens get free cataract surgery and reclaim their life.

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About The NGO

Blind Peoples Association, India
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Blind Peoples Association, India

BPA started as a recreational club for visually impaired people but now serves people with all kinds of disabilities, including visual impairment, hearing impairment, mental retardation, orthopedic impairment, mental illness, multiple disabilities etc.

BPA - ONE WINDOW SERVICE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, is a professional organization that strives to provide education, employment opportunities, equal rights and a good quality of life to differently-abled people. The Employment and Placement services is a step towards providing employment as well as self-employment opportunities for people with disabilities so that they can be made financially independent and self-sufficient. They also work towards production and free distribution of assistive devices like crutches, calipers, wheelchairs, mobility devices etc.

During the last five years, BPA has been successful in providing employment to as many as 1500 people, who are presently employed in public as well as private sectors, and are capable of handling important assignments in banks, railways, hospitals, restaurants, etc. The organization works relentlessly to provide these people with regular jobs so that they can be accepted in mainstream society without any discrimination. Having received the National Award and FICCI Award, BPA is recognized as a nodal agency.

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Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Dr. Bhushan Punani

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Cataract | health

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work


Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2014: Crusade against Female Foeticide

last audited
Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

Verification Visit Reports
Verification Visit Reports

Verification Report 1

Verification Report 2

Verification Report 3

Program Updates

Program Updates

5 July, 2020

Gift sight, gift hope !


Gift sight, gift hope !

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With the help of your support we are able to performed around 105 free cataract surgeries to poor and needy patients of surrounding area of Ahmedabad as well as Sabarkantha District.

19 November, 2019

Care and support being provided


Care and support being provided

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22 July, 2019


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Program Update

Blind People's Association runs an eye hospital near Bareja. This Hospital is located 25 kilometres away from Ahmedabad towards Kheda and specifically situated at Bareja Village besides NH-8 and providing comprehensive eye care services to the persons with eye problems in more than 500 villages around Bareja. The target population in these 300 Villages are more than 3,00,000. Every day more than 500 patients from these villages come to the hospital for availing its services. The hospital is having eye, E.N.T, orthopaedic, general, physiotherapy unit and pathology laboratory in its name. We are providing all types of eye related treatment to poor and needy patients. We are providing all treatment free of charge to poor and needy patients with the help of donors.

Story from the field

Life starts again for Naubhai Thank you for gifting a cataract surgery to Naubhai. Nanubhai of village Nandej, District Ahmedabad is having two sons and two daughter and all of his sons and daughters are married and staying separately. Nanubhai is staying with his wife in a small thatched housed. Previously Nanubhai was use to going to the food colour factory as a technical worker in this way he earns livelihood for family, but because of his vision problem he was out of his job since last 7 years and dependent on his wife for his daily living and for his day to day need also. He was hopeless for his life and was quite depressed. One of his friends suggested Navalbhai & Hiraba Eye Hospital name run by Blind People’s Association. When he came to know about the hospital from the village ASHA worker he came of the surgery with her and after undergone surgery. We are providing pathology services along with medicine, two days stay, boarding -lodging and spectacles. We are also providing follow up services of operated patients in our hospital. Nanubhai is very happy that he can start his life all tighter again with a great hope. Nanubhai is thankful to donor for restoring his eye sight.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19? 500
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date 400
Village/City/State where project is located All over Gujarat
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19 900000
Total Expenses for the project YTD 720000

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