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Annual Impact Report JULY 1, 2017 – JUNE 30, 2018

Seva celebrates 40 years of selfless service in 2018. We do this work because we believe in the fundamental dignity of every person, regardless of gender, age, nationality or socioeconomic status. And we know from these years of experience that restoring sight is one of the most truly transformational gifts one person can offer another.

Since 1978, Seva has continually refined our approach, expanded capacity, and raised our expectations of what local communities can do for themselves ever higher. Thanks to the tireless efforts and ingenuity of those who have come before me, I can proudly say that we are – at last – poised to eliminate avoidable blindness in our lifetime. This brief report offers a glimpse into some of the specific ways we plan to make this ambitious goal a reality. We could not do it without you.

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A Situational Analysis: EYE CARE NEEDS OF ROHINGYA REFUGEES AND THE AFFECTED BANGLADESHI HOST POPULATION IN COX'S BAZAR DISTRICT BANGLADESH

The intent of this document is to provide a current snapshot of the eye care context in Cox's Bazar District of Bangladesh.

The driving factor of this assessment was the influx of Rohingya refugees, which caught international attention. Seva Foundation, as an organization working to develop eye care services within Myanmar and Bangladesh, was concerned about the plight of the Rohingya refugees. Several of the agencies and organizations working in the eye sector in Bangladesh were interested to respond to this refugee crisis and have started to engage in the process of responding.

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Gifts of Sight Catalog

Start a new tradition of giving! Celebrate your family and friends with a gift that does a world of good!

The best way to find out about Gifts of Sight is right here on our website. Click here to shop online

You can also download a copy (PDF) or request to have a print copy sent to you in the mail.

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Spirit of Service Newsletter

Since 1978, Seva has been a leading innovator in building partnerships that deliver cost-effective, culturally-informed health services for some of the world's most vulnerable – including women, children and indigenous peoples.

Read the lastest issue of Seva's Spirit of Service Newsletter.

We also invite you to sign up for Seva's eNewsletter.

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2017 Annual Report

Seva began our work 40 years ago with a commitment to change the world by eliminating preventable blindness. Our goal is to create a world where no person will lose their vision because they are unable to afford access to eye care. By cultivating strategic partnerships and using a systems-building approach, Seva has helped programs in more than 20 countries develop high quality eye care infrastructure.

Download the 2017 Annual Report (PDF).

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Gender and Blindness: Initiative to Address Inequity

Seva has taken explicit leadership in the gender and blindness global initiative. All Seva-led projects work towards achieving gender equity by focusing on overcoming traditional barriers to women's and girls' access.

Download a copy of the report here (PDF).

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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 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."

Odetta
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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