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“Seva has given so much help to so many thousands of people for so many years — such a wonderful example of love in action.”

Bonnie Raitt
Singer / Songwriter

Seva Foundation

"For nearly 40 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."

Jackson Browne
Singer / Songwriter

Seva Foundation

"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."

Peter Coyote
Actor / Writer

Seva Foundation

"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."

Joan Baez
Singer / Humanitarian Activist

Seva Foundation

"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!"

Phil Lesh
The Grateful Dead

Seva Foundation

"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."

Bruce Hornsby
Singer / Songwriter

Seva Foundation

“I admire Seva's spirit of innovation. Seva is constantly looking for new ideas that can benefit the world, especially the poor, and they aren't afraid to try something that no one has ever tried before."

Dr. Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Prize Winner / Seva Partner / Founding Chairman of Grameen Health Services

Seva Foundation

“I congratulate Seva Foundation for the magnificent work they continue to do."

Legendary Folk Singer

Seva Foundation

“Seva has done an incredible job all over the world helping people who really need it. I am proud to be one of the many who followed Wavy and his friends down this particular yellow brick road.”

David Crosby
Singer / Songwriter

Seva Foundation

“Such dedication to others — how could you not love Seva and what they accomplish? Well done!”

Graham Nash
Singer / Songwriter

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Ama's Story
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Two out of three people who are blind are women and girls. Your compassion restored Ama's eyesight, and is helping to increase access to eye care for women around the globe.

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A Seva Story
This micro-documentary explains the origins of Seva and our work to prevent and cure blindness around the world.

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Let There Be Sight
Witness a Seva Eye Camp in the Himalayas of Nepal. In Let There Be Sight, Seva donor Turk Pipkin chronicles his journey with a Seva medical team to a remote surgical eye camp in Nepal's Himalayas where hundreds of people had their vision restored. Special thanks to musician and long-time Seva supporter Jackson Browne for use of his song "Doctor My Eyes."

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What Does Seva Mean...
We asked Dr. Chundak Tenzing, Seva's Sight Program Director: "What does 'Seva' Mean to you?

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Sight in Cambodia
Many Cambodia children do not have access to eye care services. Seva trains Cambodian doctors and provides infrastructure so that Cambodia can provide care to it's own citizens. Last year, over 70,000 children in Cambodia received eye examinations as a result of Seva's work. 1/2 of children who go blind in developing countries will die within the first year. By preventing and treating blindness, Seva provides opportunities for life to children around the world.

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For a Chance to See
Dhana lives in one of the most isolated, impoverished villages on the planet, Bajura, Nepal, a stunning but unforgiving landscape he has not seen for five years. Dhana Kadka is blind due to cataracts. Despite this, he walked 10km through the rocky terrain of far west Nepal by feel and memory. Kadka learned that a group of Seva-supported eye doctors were coming for a special visit. So he made the perilous journey on foot for the chance to see.

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Portland Event Raises over $19K
Restoring Eyesight to Hundreds of Indian Children


Seva is grateful to Soor Aur Saptak™ for organizing an incredibly successful Bollywood Karaoke fundraising event on the Intel campus in Hillsboro, Oregon earlier this month.

Seva’s Executive Director, Jack Blanks, explains, “there was a feeling throughout the entire evening of great compassion and a strong sense of community. The turnout was fantastic as was the desire to help provide eye surgery for visually impaired and blind Indian children whose families otherwise could not get care for their kids. I was very touched. Thank you to Soor Aur Saptak™ and the wonderful crowd who came out to support Seva's programs to prevent pediatric blindness.”

Soor Aur Saptak™ was started by a group of motivated & talented singers for the sole purpose of raising money for the needy causes through music, mainly for giving back to the society. “We were truly ecstatic to perform in front an enthusiastic crowd and we had fun doing this program”, commented the Soor Aur Saptak™ team represented by Mini Jairaj, Sai and Usha Prasad, Priya Venugopal, Anil Prakasam, Malavi Mudigonda, Abhinav Rastogi, Jyoti Veeramoney, Sharad Khetan, Vinod Natarajan, Gidu Sriram, and Sandhiprakash (Sandhi) and Anjali Bhide.

Over $19,000 was raised during the event and Sandhi Bhide acknowledged that “this has all been possible because of kind and generous support from so many, including Intel and its VP of Human Resources, Richard Taylor, for allowing us to use the auditorium, all the attendees, all the donors, and a large number of dedicated and motivated volunteers and their selfless help in terms of effort and time. It has been an amazing journey.”

Jack Blanks thanked the group, saying “not only are the members of Soor Aur Saptak™ incredibly talented performers but they have hearts of gold! Their fundraising efforts are enabling Seva to restore sight to hundreds of blind and visually impaired Indian children.“

Soor Aur Saptak™ is a registered trademark of Sandhiprakash and Anjali Bhide


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