In 2006, Operation Eyesight began a community development program in India’s sixth largest city, Hyderabad. About 2.8 million people – more than half of the city’s population – live in Hyderabad’s more than 1,600 slums. Most of the residents fall below the poverty line and do not have access to medical or eye care services.
The objective of the Rasoolpura Urban Slum Project is not to eliminate the slum so much as it is to encourage its residents to assume responsibility for their own welfare. Community development teams work closely with neighbourhood leaders to improve health, basic infrastructure and the quality of life for those who must live in the slums.
Operation Eyesight’s financial contributions to Rasoolpura Urban Slum Project wrapped up in 2012, and our donors should be proud of the work that’s been done to improve the lives of the people who live there.