Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

Madhav’s story

Following a cataract surgery for his right eye in March 2015, 72 year old Madhav Sardar is back at what he does best: preparing parathas.

Rajaram Ramnath's story

Rajaram Ramnath Mhatre, 72, and Geeta Rajaram Mhatre, 66, can lead a life of independence and normalcy once again after cataract surgery.

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Kiran’s story

Visually impaired since birth, 10-year-old Kiran could have never imagined stepping out of her home until regular counselling was given to her parents.

Sightsavers case stories

Hira's Story

Hira had to face many challenges in her childhood but found freedom from illiteracy through a Sightsavers Inclusive Education Project.

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