Story of a man who got his vision and livelihood back
Saving someone’s sight also means we can give them back the ability to support themselves financially. A year ago, 60 year old Balaram was completely blind with cataract in both eyes. Unable to support himself and without any family close by, he often went hungry and was forced to rely on the charity of other people in his small village of Nagraram in Parvatipurum Mandal.
Door to door surveys produce results
Balaram was diagnosed with cataract by a worker from Jana Kalyana Samakhya (JKS) - one of the Sightsavers supported outreach partners for the Vizag North Comprehensive Eye Services project, during a door-to-door survey.
He was referred for surgery at the Sankar Foundation hospital in Vishakhapatnam, which receives funding from our "Seeing is Believing" programme. After two operations - one on each eye - he’s now about to support himself, by working with his pony and cart.
Balaram’s story is not uncommon. To learn more or donate visit seeingisbelieving.org .