We believe that giving sight to a blind person is the most effective way to relieve suffering, reduce
poverty and transform lives. Seva works in 13 of the world's poorest places: Nepal, Tibet/China, India, Africa (Malawi, Madagascar, Zambia, Burundi, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Tanzania), Guatemala, Cambodia, and Egypt.
Since 1982, Seva Canada has helped more that 3.5 million people see again.
In 2012 - 2013, Seva donors helped 764,863 people benefit from accessible eye care services
59,619 people received sight-restoring cataract surgeries, restoring their dignity, productivity, and independence.
A donation to Seva is an investment that will have an impact for decades to come. When you donate you're giving the fishing rod, not just the fish. Seva works with local partners, trains eye specialists and empowers communities to create eye care programs that will serve people both year-round and for generations to come.
Blindness and low vision are global health problems causing untold suffering and costing the world billions annually. But ending avoidable blindness is a solvable problem. 200 million people could see tomorrow if they had access to eye care. A $50 cataract surgery taking 15-minutes will restore sight.
A pair of prescription glasses will bring the world into focus.
See how Seva donors gave the power of sight to Dhana Khadka in Nepal:
Help end avoidable blindness. Learn the many ways that you can give the power of sight and read success stories
Fall 2014 Eye Contact Newsletter
Seva in the News
August 19th, 2014
Our very own, Kunga Tashi (Gongga Zhaxi) is a 2014 International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) Eye Health Leader.
This year the IAPB decided to celebrate innovation in eye health. Click here to read about why Kunga is a 2014 IAPB Eye health leader.
Congratulations Kunga we are all so proud of you and the Seva Tibet team!
Come meet Kunga at this year’s Annual General Meeting and Donor Reception in Vancouver on Nov.7, 2014. Click here for details.
"With donations from friends and his own skills and money, Mike Frastacky constructed a school in Afghanistan after falling in love with the country during his trekking adventures. ... before he was shot and killed in Afghanistan in 2006."
...."Mike's legacy gift was the catalyst that changed Seva from a grassroots organization working in 7 countries in 2007 to one that operates in 12 countries today," says Seva Canada's executive director Penny Lyons.
Read the whole article here
Learn about our Legacy 20/20 campaign and how you can create a legacy of sight.
Seva Canada Society is a registered Canadian charity #13072 4941 RR0001
Photo of Maasai girl in banner provided by photographer Peter Mortifee.
Seva Canada is proud to be a member of VISION 2020