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Rukmani’s story

Teachers at a school in Bhopal, India, identified 4 year old Rukmani's cataract as part of a Sightsavers School Eye Health Programme.

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Vijayamala’s story

84-year-old Vijayamala comes from an extremely remote village, but a visit to a screening camp organised by Sightsavers helped her to see again.

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Ramlal’s story

30-year-old Ram Lal suffered from locomotive disorder since birth, but Sightsavers provided him with the opportunity to train as an organic farmer.

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The family with cataract

Father to seven children, Sanjesh Yadav lives with his wife, Chandrakala in Vidisha district, Madhya Pradesh and both suffer from cataract.

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Pathar’s story

G Plot, a remote island that falls within Pathar Pratima block in South 24 Parganas, is home to about 200 households belonging to the Sabar tribal group.

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Imraj's story

Seven-year-old Imraj affirms that he loves to study with a nod and a shy smile, but cataract made it impossible for him to learn until he underwent surgery.

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Partha's story

Partha Mukherjee teaches Mathematics and offered his support for a Sightsavers eye health initiative when approached by a community worker.

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Ganga's story

Health workers like Ganga recommend people with eye problems to vision centres supported by Sightsavers so everyone can access the support they need.

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Madhabi’s story

In 2017 Madhabi Jana played the key role in organising an eye health camp by obtaining permission from the headmaster of the local school for the venue.

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Pratima’s story

60 year old Pratima developed a cataract in her left eye, then her right, but a local health worker directed her to a Sightsavers-supported project.

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