Sponsor part cost of a cataract surgery



Sponsor part cost of a cataract surgery


You can help someone like Shinderpal see again!

Shinderpal is a 45-year-old woman from Ludhiana. She is a single parent to two children. She was a teacher but did not earn much.

After a difficult pregnancy, she could no longer move without a wheelchair and stopped working. Their family lost all financial security. Her son who was in Class 10 started working at a part-time job to bring in some money.

When Shinderpal started having trouble seeing clearly, she ignored it. Their family was already struggling to make ends meet and she did not think of checking her blurred vision as a priority. This went on for five years until someone referred her to a free eye testing camp.

The doctors there found out that she had a cataract problem. She needed surgery but could not afford it.

Sankara Eye Foundation offered to cover the cost of her surgery. and she was able to get the surgery done successfully.. She can now see clearly and has a renewed outlook on life. She even found the strength to go back to work. She wants to do everything possible to help secure a good future for her children.

Your donation could give someone like Shinderpal a new and hopeful perspective on life! Donate now to help poor people get the treatment they need to restore their sight. You can give with confidence because every program on our platform is GIVEASSURED.


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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
Eye Care
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Program Description

While cataract can be treated with a simple surgery. evidence suggests that lack of money is a major barrier to uptake of cataract surgery among the poor. 60% of the poor who are affected by cataract turn blind due to financial constraints. Poverty deprives them of access to healthcare and bad health deprives them of an income.

Sankara Eye Foundation attempts to provide free adult cataract surgeries. The revenue generated from the NGO's paying section partially subsidizes the community eye care services and the rest is covered through donations. This program runs in rural areas of Punjab. Majority of the patients in this program are underprivileged adults who come from rural areas about 250 km away from the hospital.

The program provides them with free surgery, spectacles, stay, food and transport to the villages.Support this program to sponsor a cataract surgery and save a patient from going blind forever.

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About The NGO

Sankara Eye Foundation India
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Sankara Eye Foundation India

The Mantra behind Shankara is 'Thamasoma Jyothir Gamaya '- Lead us from darkness to Light

Sankara Eye Foundation is a US-based non-profit organization that works toward eliminating curable blindness in India. Sankara brings quality timely eye care to the doorsteps of rural India through its award-winning Gift of Vision rural outreach program.

Equipped with most modern facilities & knowledgeable dedicated specialists and highly motivated staff, the SEF is committed to clinical excellence, personalized patient care, and best eye care services at all times to all our patients.One of the unique features of the Sankara Eye Hospitals is the self-sustainability model. The hospitals work on 80:20 model where 20% of the paid surgeries fund 80% of the free surgeries. This model ensures that hospitals fund themselves once the self-sufficiency is reached.

Today, Sankara is the largest free eye care provider in the world and has performed over 1.5 million free eye surgeries. SEF's mission is to realize the goal of "Vision 20/20 by the year 2020." - perform 1 million free eye surgeries annually by the year 2010.

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Ngo Founder
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

R.V. Ramani

Area of Operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Cataract | health

Location Of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Tamil Nadu

Sankara Eye Foundation India has

performed 1,41,366 cataract surgeries on poor senior citizens

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Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2017: Guide Star India Gold status

2016: Leader in Volunteer Engagement

2016: 2nd Highest I-pledger male

2016: Rehabilitation Work for Gujarat Earthquake

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Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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Verification Visit Reports

Verification Report 1

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