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.
Our Hearts Are With All Nepalese Devastated By Earthquake
Another devastating earthquake occurred Tuesday in Nepal, which is still struggling to recover from a devastating quake three weeks ago that left more than 8,000 dead.
The magnitude-7.3 quake, centred midway between Kathmandu and Mount Everest, struck hardest in the foothills of the Himalayas, triggering some landslides, but it also shook the capital badly.
We have been in touch with our staff in Kathmandu and are relieved to report that they are all safe.
Our hearts are with all the people of Nepal at this time.
We ask that you please donate to the Red Cross, Unicef, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Oxfam or other disaster relief organizations.
Here are some donation options:
Since 1982, Seva Canada has helped more that 3.5 million people see again.
In 2013 - 2014, Seva Canada donors helped 928,296 people benefit from accessible eye care services
62,151 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
Spring 2015 Eye Contact Newsletter
Seva in the News
January/February 2015 edition
The love story of Nepali Ram Bahadur and his wife who dedicated her life to help him live with his blindness is featured in the 2015 January/February edition of Horizon Travel Magazine on page 37.
You can see the joy on her face once his cataract had been removed and they were both given back their independence.
When you give one person back their sight you give two people back their lives.
Seva even has a callout on the cover "Help a Blind Person See"!
Seva is also featured online on Horizon Travel Magazine's Global Support page
"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.
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