A young boy's parents' despair for his future when he begins to lose his vision.

Guddu is an active eight-year-old boy who lives in the Rautahat district of Nepal. His family is poor – they own no land and his parents make ends meet as farm labourers.

Guddu’s father, Naresh, is literate but left school as a boy to help provide for his family. His mother, Anju, never went to school. They are both committed to providing Guddu with an education so he can escape the cycle of poverty and build a better life for himself and their family.

Last year, as Naresh was helping Guddu with his homework, he noticed his son had trouble reading. Guddu would bring his notebook up to his face as he tried to recite his lines. Worried about his son’s vision, Naresh took Guddu for an eye exam at a Seva-sponsored Community Eye Centre in a nearby town. 

The optometrist determined that Guddu was far-sighted and provided him with a corrective prescription. Thanks to the generosity of Seva donors, he was given a pair of glasses free of charge; glasses his parents wouldn’t have been able to afford on their meagre income. 

Guddu is now able to see clearly and is excelling in school. He says his glasses make him smarter and he’s been reading to his parents every night. Naresh and Anju are happy to see their son so excited about learning and are grateful to the Seva community for providing him with the eye care he needed.

 

Guddu wearing his new glasses

Guddu wearing his new glasses

                                        
 

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