Seva - Compassion in Action
Your Compassion Can Change The World
Your Compassion Can Change The World
Your Compassion Can Change The World
Your Compassion Can Change The World
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"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

“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
Musicians

Seva Foundation

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

Odetta
Legendary Folk Singer

Seva Foundation

“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 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."

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

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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Global Blindness Levels Reduced!
World Health Organization Announces New Data


Recently, Seva and the global campaign against preventable blindness received some very encouraging news. For the first time in history, the number of people suffering from blindness is decreasing according to new figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to new WHO estimates:

  • 39 million are blind (down from 45 million)
  • 246 million have significant visual impairment (down from 314 million)
Peter Ackland, CEO of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness explains, “These figures are really encouraging as for the first time we have a clear indication of the downward trend in the absolute number of visually impaired people in the world…this success is attributable to the efforts of the many governments and international agencies involved in the VISION 2020: The Right to Sight Global Initiative.

For over 30 years, Seva's pioneering, results-driven, comprehensive approach has helped serve the world's most vulnerable populations with eye care services.

In the past year alone, Seva-supported programs served over 700,000 people in many of the poorest and most remote communities of the globe.

Recent Program Highlights:


CAMBODIA
Seva’s eye care programs in Cambodia are growing at an impressive rate. The entire country had only 5 ophthalmologists when Seva began working in the region in 1998.  Our program has trained an additional 4 bringing the total to 9.  Seva's Cambodia based staff, with the help of volunteer ophthalmologists, perform over 25% of the cataract surgeries in the entire country.  

Seva Foundation and our sister organization, Seva Canada, recently sponsored surgical eye camps in Battambang, Siem Reap and Banteay Meanchey provinces.

Please view the slide-show of photos taken at these
eye camps by Canadian donor Jo-Ann Labron.


TIBET 
Kham Eye CenterA 30% increase in the number of sight restoring surgeries has recently taken place.  Tibetan doctors throughout the country performed over 5,000 sight restoring surgeries and were able to upgrade their technical skills through training conducted by volunteer ophthalmologists from North America and Nepal.

Seva helped launch Tibet's first eye hospital, the Kham Eye Center.  This brand new non-profit facility is dedicated to clinical services, research, and training in the prevention and treatment of eye diseases.  The hospital brings much needed eye care services to over three million nomadic people throughout the Kham region

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