Stories

Younus’ story

75 year old Younus was diagnosed with cataract in both eyes and was brought to Sitapur Eye Hospital by the eye screening team for the cataract operation.

Pushpalata’s story

Hailing from Rajapur, 20-year-old Pushpalata received skill development training from the Rural Self Employment Training Institute.

Bajrang’s story

Blind since birth, 20-year-old Bajrang was unable to build confidence until he started receiving training on daily living skills.

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Julekha’s story

Julekha Bee, 70 years old, suffered with eye problems before being diagnosed with cataract at a Sightsavers-supported screening camp.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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