• Sight For Generations

    Two years ago Mong in Cambodia began to go blind. She not only lost her sight but her confidence as well. Her granddaughters had to miss school to look after her and the household. And then COVID-19 came to Cambodia.

    Blog | April 20th, 2022
  • A Research 1st for Seva Cambodia!

    Seva Cambodia staff, Roshan Bista and Sophon Vin, have taken leadership roles in improving eye care services in Cambodia. A first for both Seva Cambodia and Roshan and Sophan, they each designed and conducted studies that evaluated whether new outreach activities increased the number of people, particularly women and girls, accessing eye care services and at what program costs. 

    Blog | April 5th, 2022
  • Seeing Success in School

    “I am shocked she (Subhrata) has an eye problem! No one in the family knew about the problem,” said Subhrata's mother in eastern Nepal.

    Blog | March 25th, 2022
  • Seva Canada's 40 Years of 1sts

    In this, our 40th anniversary year, we want to celebrate you - our donors, volunteers and cheerleaders, our program partners and international staff, and every person who has donated, bought a t-shirt, calendar or cards, come to a concert, lent a hand, or worked with our partners in-country.

    Blog | March 23rd, 2022
  • Restoring Sight is a Beautiful Thing To Do

    "The idea of blindness and lack of sight and how it impacts one's life, wasn't something I truly understood until I developed early onset cataracts. I was a busy mother of teenagers at the time and all of a sudden, my vision became cloudy. One day I walked outside and I couldn't see the steps, I realized something was wrong," recalls Nancy.

    Blog | March 23rd, 2022
  • CFLI is Helping Women and Girls Rise and Thrive in Cambodia

    Banteay Meanchey Province, Cambodia, is home to an estimated 678,033 people; 51% of whom are women and girls. Small scale farming and fishing are the main activities of this rural province, and 43% of the population live below the poverty line. There are almost 12,000 people in Banteay Meanchey with treatable blindness who could see tomorrow if they had access to care. Thousands more simply need a pair of glasses to see the world clearly. Learn how CFLI is giving the power of sight to people in need in the province.

    Blog | March 10th, 2022
  • Seeing Her Son

    Anita's sight began to fail until one day she was no longer able to farm or care for her son. Eventually, Anita could no longer walk unassisted, work, or live independently. Anita visited the Bharatpur Eye Hospital and was diagnosed with developmental cataract in both eyes. When Anita learned the cost of the surgery, she cried at the admission desk because she could not afford to pay.

    Blog | March 4th, 2022
  • In Sickness and in Health

    Fifty-two years ago Sam and Huen married. Together they struggled through the Khmer Rouge Regime and making a life together by farming rice and raising their eight children. As their family grew to include five grandchildren, they encountered yet another trial: they were both losing their sight. Huen went blind first; she was afraid to walk alone, but Sam guided her, helped her with chores, and carried water for her.

    Sight stories | February 22nd, 2022
  • Peek-A-Boo! I See You!

    When Lilia in Burundi was 6 months old, her parents knew something was very wrong with her vision. She couldn't follow her parents' movements with her eyes, cried constantly and didn't want to eat. Lilia's parents were devastated.

    Blog | October 18th, 2021
  • Supporting Women Leaders in Eye Care Research

    Less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women and, in low-income countries, the percentage is far less. Seva Canada has actively engaged, recruited and mentored women in research because a gendered approach to research increases the range of interventions and breakthroughs that come from looking at problems from different perspectives.

    Blog | September 20th, 2021