"Seva's efforts create hope and happiness worldwide for so many people in difficult conditions. I've always been amazed and cheered by their good works and I've been very happy to help them in their fundraising efforts."
Singer / Songwriter
“We've always admired Seva's focus on serving indigenous people in the U.S. and around the world. Seva knows how to work with communities in ways that truly benefit those in need. We are honored to be involved with their mission and look forward to contributing to their efforts for years to come."
Tea Leaf Green
“I congratulate Seva Foundation for the magnificent work they continue to do."
Legendary Folk Singer
“Seva has given so much help to so many thousands of people for so many years — such a wonderful example of love in action.”
Singer / Songwriter
"For 30 years Seva has made an extraordinary contribution to the world — not only through their
international programs, but here in some of the most impoverished communities in North America, on Native American reservations. Thank you Seva."
Singer / Songwriter
"Seva takes the impulse towards generosity and turns it into compassionate action that helps people in real need. I honor my friends and relations by giving to Seva in their name — the entire world benefits. I hope you'll join me."
Actor / Writer
"Compassion and caring for people in need - that's simply a moral necessity. But it's not
always easy to do. Seva makes it easy. They know how to put your donations to work in ways that truly benefit people."
Singer / Humanitarian Activist
"When we met the folks at Seva, we knew we were among kindred spirits, joining to bring people together in service to others. Whether preventing blindness in Nepal, assisting native peoples in Guatemala and Mexico, or helping our own Native Americans, Seva has been there to help alleviate suffering and improve people's lives. Long may they rock!"
The Grateful Dead
Seeing the World Through A Child's Eyes
In less time than it takes to read this article, a child will lose their eyesight.
One every minute.
The child will likely be living in
poverty, struggling for survival
in one of the many parts of the
world where access to even the
most basic of eye care services
continue to be out of reach.
Each year an additional 500,000 children will lose their eyesight. A child's life expectancy can decline dramatically if they go blind. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) estimates that half of children in the developing world will die within one year of losing their vision.
Seva's Pediatric Eye Care Initiative
Around the globe there are an estimated 19 million children under the age of 15 who are visually impaired.
Seva and our donors know that 80% of this blindness is preventable or curable, and that when a child's sight is restored — their life is changed forever.
This is why Seva is dedicated to the expansion of pediatric eye care services around the globe.
Seva builds the capacity of local eye care programs to serve children living in the many of the world's poorest communities. From children living in remote villages of Cambodia and Bangladesh, to students in underserved Native American communities, Seva's programs provide vital eye care that reaches those who until now were unable to access even the most basic of services.
Through school screenings in poor communities and the distribution of free and low-cost eyeglasses, at-risk students are now able to see the blackboard and read the pages of their textbooks. We know that good vision is a key factor in their education. With the world in focus, these children now have a fair chance to succeed in life and to achieve a better future.
Seva's pediatric screenings also regularly identify many children who require more complex intervention. Thanks to Seva donors like you, over 130,000 children are provided with eye care screenings each year and thousands are provided with surgery to prevent future blindness.
On behalf of the millions of children who have been screened over Seva's 35 years of service, we thank you for your ongoing support of this important work.