Issues Addressed: Implement online eye banking necessary for transparency and measurement of performance in real time; spread accurate information to the public about the importance of eye donation; etc.
Crisis: In a World Health Organization Report, it has been proven that the main reason for blindness is cataract and corneal blindness. Because of lack of awareness on the importance of donating your eyeballs to help people with blindness these simple procedures to restore your eyesight is neglected.
Area of Work: i) Ghaswala Vision Foundation (GVF) is a volunteer based organization and a team of experts who avail their services free of cost to the NGO's patients. They are currently working towards providing free eyesight restorative surgeries and follow-up visits for patients below-poverty line. ii) Ghaswala has partnered with non-profits that enable the NGO's beneficiaries to find a job again. iii) Several awareness workshops are being conducted by the NGO to educate individuals of how critical eye donation is and the importance of their participation.
Impact: GVF have collaborated with 17 non-profits and hospitals to help recover their patients better. 420,000 funds raised and contributed for patient surgeries/interventions. So far 200+ patients have reached out to.
Income Rs2 lac
Expense Rs3 lac
Source : Audit Report 2018
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