Seva Foundation

“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

Seva Foundation

"For 30 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 Foundation

"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

Seva Foundation

"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

Seva Foundation

"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 Foundation

"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

Seva Foundation

“We've always admired Seva's focus on serving indigenous people in the U.S. and around the world. Seva knows how to work with communities in ways that truly benefit those in need. We are honored to be involved with their mission and look forward to contributing to their efforts for years to come."

Tea Leaf Green

Seva Foundation

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

Legendary Folk Singer

Seva Foundation

“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

Seva Foundation

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

Graham Nash
Singer / Songwriter

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Featured Articles

Seva Winning the Fight Against Preventable Blindness
A new report released by the World Health Organization confirms that thanks to the hard work of Seva and our VISION 2020 partner organizations, rates of global blindness have been reduced for the first time in history.

Seeing the World Through A Child's Eyes
In less time than it takes to read this article, a child will lose their eyesight. One every minute. The child will likely be living in poverty, struggling for survival in one of the many parts of the world where access to even the most basic of eye care services continue to be out of reach.

A Gift from Seva Co-Founder Steve Jobs Returns Home
The New York Times covers the journey of one of the very first Apple II computers donated by Steve Jobs to Seva. The computer spent the last 33 years in Kathmandu, Nepal and has helped Seva to restore eyesight to millions of people in Nepal and around the globe.

Peter Singer Features Seva in Top 10 List of Charities
Philosopher Peter Singer and his organization The Life You Can Save features Seva in their top 10 list of charities to support, noting that donating to Seva's blindness prevention programs is a good example of effective altruism.

A Day in the Life of a Seva Outreach Worker
Meet Mr. Leng Pisith. Leng is a community eye health outreach worker based out of the Seva field office in Battambang, Cambodia. Each week Leng packs up his set of basic optometry tools and travels to remote communities throughout his assigned region of Cambodia along the border of Thailand.

MEET: Ram Bahadur Pandley
Seva's eye care team met Mr. Ram Bahadur when he and his wife came to a Seva remote eye camp in the town of Arghakhanchi, Nepal. Bahadur couldn't see our faces because he had completely lost his eyesight, but he told us his story.

Your Support is Providing One Million People Annually with Vital Eye Care in 22 Countries Around the Globe.
From remote mountain villages in Tibet to the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, your support throughout 2013 brought eye care to the people who needed it most –– it was truly a year to reflect on and celebrate.

For a Chance to See [video]
Dhana Kadka is blind due to cataract yet he walked 10km through the rocky terrain of Nepal by feel and by memory for the chance to see.

Seva Donor Story: Tom Murphy visits Cambodia and Nepal
Seva donor Tom Murphy visited Seva's programs on three different occasions and walked away more committed than ever.

PODCAST: Jack Blanks talks about Seva's American Indian Sight Initiative
Santa Fe Public Radio recently interviewed Seva's Executive Director, Jack Blanks, the podcast of this interview is available online and we invite you to learn more about this exciting new initiative serving Native American communities throughout New Mexico.

Poverty Causes Blindness
A telling article on the relationship of poverty and blindness, written by Dr. Ken Bassett, Program Director at our sister organization Seva Canada and Director of the BC Centre for Epidemiologic and International Ophthalmology.

Seva's Fund for Women and Girls
The Fund for Women and Girls supports a variety of innovative programs and partnerships that are improving access to eye care for women and girls around the globe.

Eye Care and Economic Opportunity in Cambodia
Seva is helping to bring eye care, jobs and new opportunity to Cambodia's poorest province.

Portraits of Joy:  The Art of Jon Kaplan
Jon has donated his photography to Seva for over ten years.  In this interview, he talks about the message he tries to convey through his portraits, and how he gets people to smile!

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