A note from Seva's Executive Director about COVID-19
Seva is nearing the end of our second #SevaSocialGiving crowdfunding campaign! The campaign has raised over 80% towards its $10,000 goal to support comprehensive care for 8,000 Guatemalans at Visualiza Clínica Médica Oftalmológica.
An estimated 62,000 of Guatemala’s 15.4 million residents are blind. There is a great need for expanded access to low-cost, high-quality eye care services. Visualiza employs only 2% of the nation’s ophthalmologists, but performs over 20% of all cataract surgeries in Guatemala. They achieve this by working every day to increase equitable access to care. They recently established a diagnostic laboratory in their eye hospital in Guatemala City, which will allow their patients to receive vital diagnostic lab examinations as a part of their comprehensive eye exam cutting down on time and costs between diagnosis and treatment of certain eye diseases including cataract.
The goal amount for this campaign will cover the cost of laboratory examinations, which are a vital step in the comprehensive eye care process. Your donation towards our goal, no matter the size, will change lives.
Seva’s Board of Directors has announced a matching gift challenge to inspire the crowd to sprint towards the finish line. Until we hit our $10,000 goal, every contribution will be matched by the Board dollar for dollar. When you give, your donation is worth double. You can also snag some amazing perks from our friends at Waffatopia, SWAP Socks and Dashing Debonaire!
We are in the final stretch of the campaign! To join the #SevaSocialGiving crowd and double your impact, give your gift today at seva.org/socialgiving. After you donate, please share the campaign with your friends and family and urge them to give.
Be sure to let them know your donation gave someone the gift of renewed sight and independence and that they have the opportunity to give someone this priceless gift, too.
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