Mrs.Muthammal, aged 70 belonged to a lower caste community in Sethpattu, Perunagar Post, Uthiramerur Taluk, Kancheepuram District,Tamilnadu. She has 2 sons and daughter. As her siblings got married, she has been living lonely as a widow. The children used to visit once in a year and would give some money which is not enough even for her three times food. She used to go for agricultural labour and earn around 150 every day. However the labour is seasonal.
In this situation, she had vision problems and was not able to go to the town to consult ophthalmologists. When we conducted an eye camp in her village, we facilitated her to get the tratment in the camp where doctors advised her to wear eye glass to correct her vision problems. As she was not in a position to buy the eye glass due to lack of money, we helped her to buy her own eye glass and now she is with good eye sight. As usual she goes for dally wages work and earns a reasonable income and started to be an happy independent woman.