These kids had a rough start in life. Born into rural poverty, they came into the world completely blind. Despite their challenges, they are vibrant, curious kids who are eager to learn and love to play. They were lucky enough to be connected to Project Prakash, an organization who gave them free surgery so they could gain sight. However, COVID-19 has placed their lives in jeopardy. As India has shut down much of the economy, these children's families are no longer able to work. Before the pandemic, parents worked as day laborers, earning a handful of dollars each week. Now, without that meager income, these children's access to basic necessities, like food, is threatened. Many of these families live off as little as $18 a week. This means your small acts of generosity, like donating $2.50, can sustain an entire family for a day.
If you don't feel comfortable donating on GoFundMe you can donate directly to Project Prakash, the organization that gave these kids their free surgery at https://www.projectprakash.org/
Project Prakash is funneling money directly to these children's family.
When donating to Prakash there is a "Message of Support" section where you can write "to support children who have already been treated for blindness."
If giving isn't possible, sharing this message is another small act of kindness that the kids would really appreciate.
Thank you so much for reading. :)