My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Project Prakash Foundation, Cambridge, MA, USA
During December we are besieged with requests for donations. I could easily go through a months income before getting through a day's email requests for help. There are so many good causes, so many people seek help to perform great acts.
I choose to help Prakash. It is a win, win, win.
First and foremost, some of the world's most impoverished people, those people whose fate cast them to struggle to get through each day rather than plan for any future, those are the recipients of the Project Prakash's good works. These youth, for lack of proper nutrition, are born blind. A simple operation could cure them, but the small amount, less than $800, is insurmountable.
Prakash gives the child sight. The child gets a new life, some hope-a win. Their status in their family (and in their own minds) goes from being a burden, to being a helper, a new source of hope. The family is strengthened as is the local society.
Science gets an opportunity to observe how one's brain visually interprets after lacking that optical sense during the formative years. We gain new knowledge and insight into ourselves. Science wins, we win.
Sometimes an obstacle can seem like an insurmountable wall, impossible to get over. When we each continue to toss small pebbles at that wall, after a time, those pebbles create a path over that wall, that impossible obstacle becomes an achievable effort.