Uplifting of visually challenged community.
Over a million visually challenged people in India
Poor, visually challenged people migrate to Mumbai to fulfill their dream of gaining employment and security. These people face a great disadvantage due to their economic status and disability. Worse, due to the lack of permanent accommodation facilities for them, they are often destitute. Hence, they wind up as unwanted yet unavoidable dependents upon other family members. They are marginalised both socially and at a family level.
Sahaara networks with hostels for blind people, and interacts with the visually challenged in these Homes, encouraging and counselling them to take up further education or skill development. We support them through this period and process. Sahaara seeks to gift these visually challenged people their dream of security.
288 visually challenged persons were served in 2015-16.