Childhood Blindness & Extreme Poverty

Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation
2 min readNov 10, 2022

Over the last few years, we have cured several thousand people across underserved nations such as Nepal, Ghana and Bhutan. Recently, we released a story regarding three children each suffering with congenital cataract blindness.

The three children, Bindu (8), Binita (6) and Nabin (1.5 years), were unable to complete daily tasks and required their parents and older brothers constant assistance. The family began to struggle and they could no longer afford to eat, let alone find the money to take their children to hospital.

Nearly accepting this life as their fate, parents Bir and Tulsi were thrilled to hear that we were visiting their village. Each child was found to be living with cataracts, and surgery was performed as quickly as possible. The family was informed that if the children were not cured sooner, they would have lost the ability to see forever.

The Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation has made a pledge to cure 300,000–500,000 people of needless blindness by 2030 and also has a specialised fund that is dedicated to the cure of children across the developing world. To learn more visit our website here.

This story is just one of many. Bir and Tulsi’s family represent so many other families across the world who are struggling to raise their children due to poverty. Together, we can work towards supporting families like this and making the world a safer and healthier place.

To learn more about this family watch our documentary short on YouTube:

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Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation

The Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation is advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goal to end poverty everywhere by making grassroots interventions to cure blindness.