About Seva: What is Seva?

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Seva is a global nonprofit eye care organization that works with local communities around the world to develop self-sustaining programs that preserve and restore sight.

Your $50 donation restores sight with a 15-minute cataract surgery that changes someone's life forever.

Our Vision: A world free of blindness.

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We train local eye care providers and develop self-sustaining eye programs around the world.

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Together we provide critical eye care to underserved communities, especially women, children, and indigenous peoples.

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Seva has provided surgeries, eyeglasses, medicine, and other eye care services to over 40 million people in more than 20 countries.

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Restoring sight is one of the most effective ways to relieve suffering and reduce poverty.

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36 million people in the world are blind and 217 million have moderate to severe visual impairment.




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Where does the name "Seva" come from?

Seva (pronounced Say-Va) is a Sanskrit word meaning "selfless service to others" and came to represent for us the dream of relieving suffering and reducing poverty in the most effective ways possible.


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