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Seva Impact Report JULY 1, 2018 – JUNE 30, 2019

This report will showcase the impact of our 20 newly established primary eye care vision centers (PECVCs) in Cambodia, Nepal, Bangladesh, and India. It also will give you an overview of the ground-breaking learning exchange program with doctors from Kaiser Permanente, and the Visualiza eye care clinic in Guatemala - the first of many regionally-focused training exchanges in the Americas.

What truly matters in the end is the people we serve. The real change we make in an individual’s life, on their family and their community. In this report we spotlight two adorable sisters from Burundi - Darlene, age 4, and Myriam, age 2. The sisters developed cataracts at an early age. Without proper eye care, they risked losing their vision forever. Come and read how one of our partners intervened in time, and gave them back their sight.



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.


Gifts of Sight Catalog

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


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.

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2019 Annual Report

Seva began our work more than 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.


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).



“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


"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 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


"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


"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'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


“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


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

Legendary Folk Singer


“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


“Such dedication to others — how could you not love Seva and what they accomplish? Well done!”

Graham Nash
Singer / Songwriter

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