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Project Description

Region: Asia

Country: India

Location: Kolkata

Total Budget: $50,000

Area of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment



India is home to the world's largest number of blind people. Of the 37 million people across the globe who are blind, over 15 million are from India. 75% of these are cases of avoidable blindness. Eastern India accounts for about 2 million victims of blindness. However about 1.7 million sightless people can be cured by a simple Intra Ocular Lens implant surgery. Rural people suffer and are helpless. Cataract IOL surgeries will Restore Sight to the previously blind person. Those who suffer due to BLINDNESS which was PREVENTABLE will be able to go back to work and earn their living to feed, clothe and shelter their family for the rest of their life;

People in rural South 24 Parganas coming to the Eye Check up camps would be made aware of proper health & hygiene & sanitation towards avoidance of specially water born diseases.

restore their self dependance, dignity &/or live a better life.

Please view - http://theasiandestination.com/2013/05/12/would-you-turn-a-blind-eye/

The Project is for giving VISION to 2500 rural poor people who suffer with AVOIDABLE BLINDNESS - CATARACT through an IOL cataract surgery at the seven Rotary managed Eye Hospitals in RID 3291.

Primary Host Partner

District: 3291

Rotary Club of: Central Calcutta

Primary Contact: Binod Khaitan

Email: binodkay@yahoo.com

Primary International Partner

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Project Status

Need $16,667
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Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Central Calcutta (3291)

16-Apr-13

$10,000

$5,000

$15,000

Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution

$16,667

-

$16,667

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$13,333

$5,000

$18,333

Total

$50,000

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries

16-Apr-13

System Entry

Creation of project page.

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