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Help Villagers See Once More

Imagine living your life surrounded by darkness, without being able to truly appreciate those things that make life worth living. This is exactly what phased me as I walked through my native village of Bekinal, Talikoti Taluk, Vijaypura District, Karnataka, and was astonished by the number of poor villagers who were suffering from eye ailments from cataract, to macular degeneration, to glaucoma.

2 years ago, I did an internship at the Community Outreach Department of Sankara Eye Hospital in Bengaluru. Through this internship, I gained direct exposure and knowledge of the eye ailments faced by rural villagers. However, due to the location of this hospital, villagers were only brought from nearby villages in South Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

In a recent visit to my native village, I realized that many villagers suffered the same ailments. However, due to its location, these villagers were unable to attain viable treatment.

Therefore, armed with this experience, I was determined to make a difference. I decided to organize a series of free rural eye camps in the village, in co-ordination with the Anugraha Vision Foundation Trust a non-profit, non-commercial ophthalmic service organization with the first one being on the 19th of January 2019.

The minimum expenditure for one cataract surgery with IOL implantation is about Rs. 1,500 and your contribution will help restore vision for these blind/visually challenged underprivleged people. I am actively raising money to fund at least 100 poor villagers to get cataract surgery. Your generous donations will go a long way to help poor families from this rural, backward district.

Native: Bekinal, Talikoti Taluk, Vijaypura District, Karnataka
Date: 19/01/19
Social Profile Link: https://www.facebook.com/adi.waddodagi?ref=bookmarks

The following is a No Objection Letter provided by the Anugraha Trust.
The following is a No Objection Letter provided by the Anugraha Trust.
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19th September 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the love and support.

Here is the rough break down of the money spent:
1) Setting up the event, going to all the 15 villages and making announcements, printing flyers, making the villagers understand how it would benefit them, bringing the patients for the checkup, food, water for all patients, volunteers, doctors, staff - 35,000 Rs

2) Arranging transport for all the patients listed for surgery, paying drivers, buses, gasoline, 2-3 helpers each day for a whole week from Bekinal to Bijapur and back ( about 150 km each way) - 30,000 Rs

3) Medicines for the patients - 10000 Rs

4) All the remaining money goes to Anugraha Trust who helped with conducting the surgeries

Thanks
Aditya

Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the love and support.

Here is the rough break down of the money spent:
1) Setting up the event, going to all the 15 villages and making announcements, printing flyers, making the villagers understand how it would benefit them, bringing the patients for the checkup, food, water for all patients, volunteers, doctors, staff - 35,000 Rs

2) Arranging transport for all the patients listed for surgery, paying drivers, buses, gasoline, 2-3 helpers each day for a whole week from Bekinal to Bijapur and back ( about 150 km each way) - 30,000 Rs

3) Medicines for the patients - 10000 Rs

4) All the remaining money goes to Anugraha Trust who helped with conducting the surgeries

Thanks
Aditya

19th July 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the love and support.

Here is the rough break down of the money spent:
1) Setting up the event, going to all the 15 villages and making announcements, printing flyers, making the villagers understand how it would benefit them, bringing the patients for the checkup, food, water for all patients, volunteers, doctors, staff - 35,000 Rs

2) Arranging transport for all the patients listed for surgery, paying drivers, buses, gasoline, 2-3 helpers each day for a whole week from Bekinal to Bijapur and back ( about 150 km each way) - 30,000 Rs

3) Medicines for the patients - 10000 Rs

4) All the remaining money goes to Anugraha Trust who helped with conducting the surgeries

Thanks
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the love and support.

Here is the rough break down of the money spent:
1) Setting up the event, going to all the 15 villages and making announcements, printing flyers, making the villagers understand how it would benefit them, bringing the patients for the checkup, food, water for all patients, volunteers, doctors, staff - 35,000 Rs

2) Arranging transport for all the patients listed for surgery, paying drivers, buses, gasoline, 2-3 helpers each day for a whole week from Bekinal to Bijapur and back ( about 150 km each way) - 30,000 Rs

3) Medicines for the patients - 10000 Rs

4) All the remaining money goes to Anugraha Trust who helped with conducting the surgeries

Thanks
1st March 2019
Dear All,


First of all a big "Thank You" to all of you for helping me achieve such a huge milestone! 600 patients checked for free and at the end 140 had free surgeries after each one was thoroughly examined and evaluated for the need of surgery. Being a first timer this was an overwhelming experience. Your support gave me the confidence to do this. Hopefully, I will be able to organize another camp in the near future. Without your support, this event would have been very difficult to organize. I appreciate each one of you for your contribution.

Here is the rough break down of the money spent:
1) Setting up the event, going to all the 15 villages and making announcements, printing flyers, making the villagers understand how it would benefit them, bringing the patients for the checkup, food, water for all patients, volunteers, doctors, staff - 35,000 Rs

2) Arranging transport for all the patients listed for surgery, paying drivers, buses, gasoline, 2-3 helpers each day for a whole week from Bekinal to Bijapur and back ( about 150 km each way) - 30,000 Rs

3) Medicines for the patients - 10000 Rs

4) All the remaining money goes to Anugraha Trust who helped with conducting the surgeries

Thank you once again for all the love and support

Regards
Adithya
Dear All,


First of all a big "Thank You" to all of you for helping me achieve such a huge milestone! 600 patients checked for free and at the end 140 had free surgeries after each one was thoroughly examined and evaluated for the need of surgery. Being a first timer this was an overwhelming experience. Your support gave me the confidence to do this. Hopefully, I will be able to organize another camp in the near future. Without your support, this event would have been very difficult to organize. I appreciate each one of you for your contribution.

Here is the rough break down of the money spent:
1) Setting up the event, going to all the 15 villages and making announcements, printing flyers, making the villagers understand how it would benefit them, bringing the patients for the checkup, food, water for all patients, volunteers, doctors, staff - 35,000 Rs

2) Arranging transport for all the patients listed for surgery, paying drivers, buses, gasoline, 2-3 helpers each day for a whole week from Bekinal to Bijapur and back ( about 150 km each way) - 30,000 Rs

3) Medicines for the patients - 10000 Rs

4) All the remaining money goes to Anugraha Trust who helped with conducting the surgeries

Thank you once again for all the love and support

Regards
Adithya
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Rs.112,800 raised

Goal: Rs.150,000

Beneficiary: Aditya Waddodagi info_outline

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Sudhansu donated Rs.5,000

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