Stories

Shobha's story

65-year-old Shobha is a daily wage labourer and lives with her son in Alipurduar, West Bengal.

Rajesh’s story

32-year-old Rajesh from Majhuli district in Jabalpur faced a similar problem as he had low vision. With a wife and two daughters, Rajesh was finding it difficult to fulfill the basic requirements of the family.

Aliya’s story

With the help of Low Vision Devices six year old Aliya was finally able to read and regularly attend school in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand.

A young boy sit, smiling on his mother's lap.

Kuldeep’s story

The Singh family’s youngest son, Kuldeep, had been blind from birth. Luckily he was able to receive a cataract operation to restore his sight.

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.

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