Detrimental Impact On Wage Earners
Chitra, age 42, suffered from cataracts in both her eyes. This condition started to impact her home life and her ability to earn daily wages through farm work. She attended a free eye camp conducted by Sankara Eye Foundation. At the camp, she was diagnosed with bilateral cataracts and transported to Sankara’s base hospital for treatment.
Post-surgery, Chitra is back in the fields taking care of her banana and vegetable farms. With improved vision and her new-found confidence, Chitra’s ability to earn wages is no longer impacted.
Sankara Eye Foundation directly contributes to reducing poverty by helping people regain their eyesight. These valuable efforts help India's rural communities become more productive, earn their dignity, and combat social isolation by enhancing their quality of life.