A Clean Sweep
Ambhika from vengal village in TamilNadu is a broom maker. Broom-making requires skill, honed and perfected over generations, and swiftness in executing the process from beginning to end. Due to a mature cataract in both her eyes, Ambhika was unable to make brooms – her only livelihood. Abandoned by family members, Ambhika was despairing in life. Just as she felt like giving up, her neighbors brought her to a community ophthalmic outreach program in the village. After the diagnosis, she was taken to Bohra Eye Hospital for her left eye operation. After the successful operation of her left eye, she enthusiastically revisited the camp after two weeks to get her right eye operated. Weeks later, Ambhika regained her confidence and is back to making brooms and is no longer dependent!