"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!"
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|Seva: Origins -- A Micro-Documentary
Seva is a Sanskrit word meaning service to others. This micro-documentary explains the origins of Seva and their inspiring work in preventing and curing blindness around the world.
|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."
|What Does Seva Mean to You?
We asked Dr. Chundak Tenzing, Seva's Sight Program Director: "What does 'Seva' Mean to you?"
|Ram Dass on the Founding of Seva
Seva Foundation co-founder and Lifetime Board member, Ram Dass, tells the story of Seva's founding in 1978. Also, Larry and Girija Brilliant, Wavy Gravy and other Seva co-founders discuss the spiritual motivations for their work. Thanks to Seva board member Mickey Lemle for providing this excerpt from his film Fierce Grace.
|Seva Story: International Women's Day- Restoring Eyesight in Nepal
Living in the Himalayas of Nepal, Ama had no hope of regaining her eyesight, until five years ago, when she received cataract surgery at a Seva remote eye camp. This year Ama was excited to show donors everything she could do since regaining her sight. Women account for 2/3rds of the world's blind. Seva celebrates International Women's Day by working to make eye care accessible to women around the globe.
|Seva: Restoring Sight to Cambodian Children
Many Cambodia children do not have access to eye care services. Seva trains Cambodian doctors and provides infastruction 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.
|There Was A Girl Who Lost Her Sight
Seva's preventable blindness programs have restored eyesight to over 3 million people around the globe.
|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. Kadhka 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.
|Vishnu Maya's Story: Carried Into an Eye Camp (Mother's Day)
After Vishnu Maya lost her sight to cataracts, her son carried her on his back for two days to reach Seva's remote eye camp in the Himalayas of Nepal. Walking home beside her son, Vishnu Maya was finally able to see the mountains she had been carried over, blind, just the day before.
|Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute: Charlton's Story
Charlton is a student at SIPI studying Vision Technology. Charlton is an ambitious student who is working hard to support his family and give back to his community. Seva helps support Charlton in accomplishing his dreams. In partnership with the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Seva is training the next generation of eye care professionals and bringing eye care to Native American communities.
|Seva Stories: Blind and Deaf - Mother's Day
Tikka Maya was blind and deaf, until her daughter took her to a Seva sight camp happening near their village. After a 15 minute cataract surgery she is able to see again. She and her family expressed thier deep gratitue to the donors of Seva.