Seva Foundation started in 1978 as a small group with a big idea. Using their personal Rolodex of health professionals and cultural activists, Larry & Girija Brilliant invited an eclectic group that included the World Health Organization’s Dr. Nicole Grasset, spiritual teacher Ram Dass, and Berkeley activists Wavy Gravy and Jahanara Romney. Their big idea was this: To be fully human, we must translate our compassion and concern into useful service.
That simple statement conveys something about the nature of compassion that is expressed in most spiritual traditions around the world that compassion is not just about helping those less fortunate than ourselves, it’s about the realization that we are all connected as one human family. That sense of compassionate service motivates all of Seva’s work, as we build sight-saving programs that support people around the world in their efforts to build healthy communities.
Seva’s Mission: Seva works with local communities around the world to develop self-sustaining programs that preserve and restore sight.
Our Vision: A world free of blindness.
Seva is a global nonprofit eye care organization that transforms lives and strengthens communities by restoring sight and preventing blindness.
Seva has helped 4 million blind people regain their sight in more than 20 countries.
36 million people in the world are blind. 75% of them could see again with your help.
Restoring sight is one of the most effective ways to relieve suffering and reduce poverty.
Your $50 donation restores sight with a 15-minute cataract surgery that changes someone’s life forever. You can donate to Seva here.