Anil Chachar

Anil Chachar

Headmaster ZP School

CybageAsha has created a ray of hope working in their special way to spread smiles and make a difference to society. I am Anil Chachar, Headmaster of Zila Parishad Primary School, Hanumanvasti in Velhe. I had been trying to build a compound wall for the school since 2011. As per the RTE rules, we had all the facilities except the compound wall. CybageAsha helped us construct the compound wall and now, the school premises look beautiful and environment-friendly. The school has a total of 34 students, out of which 26 students hail from tribal communities. CybageAsha dreams to walk the unknown in terms of the skills to help, teach, and educate for a better future. We aim to continue working with CybageAsha for the education of underprivileged students.

Sandip Devkar

Sandip Devkar

Villager Mavadi

Mavadi is a small village in Purandar taluka with a population of 1,500. CybageAsha carried out the first desilting work in Mavadi in a very economical way. It also helped 38 families in the village to construct toilets. CybageAsha also helped the villagers the construction of a CybageAsha took the initiative along with the villagers in the construction of a community hall and organized health camps and tree plantation drives. Cybage has also provided scholarships to deserving students of the village. Because of CybageAsha’s immense contribution, Mavadi received the ‘Ideal Village’ award from the renowned social worker, Dr. Prakash Amte. CybageAsha has made the overall development of the village possible in very easy and practical ways and continues to be a ray of hope for Mavadi. It won't be wrong to say that the village has been transformed by CybageAsha. I salute the work of CybageAsha.

Chandrakant Bhame

Chandrakant Bhame

Upsarpanch Mavadi KP

CybageAsha has always had a long-lasting impact on backward regions, and it’s looked up to by every village for development purposes. I, Chandrakant Dnyanoba Bhame, Upsarpanch of Mavadi Kade Pathar, am thankful to CybageAsha for the great work teamed with proper planning they have done in my village! Within a span of just two years, CybageAsha has completely transformed the underground drainage line, organizes a health camp to improve the health of villagers, and a school wall compound to improve the school infrastructure. Desilting of streams and rivers has been done to tackle drought issues and individual toilets have also been constructed. CybageAsha is not just a charitable trust, it offers a ray of hope for villagers. Thank you CybageAsha!

Ravindra Ghorpade

Ravindra Ghorpade

Painter Khulewadi

I was an alcoholic for 15 years before my life took a turn for the better in 2009. That was when CybageAsha started its de-addiction center in my community, Khulewadi. I started visiting their weekly OPD every Sunday and within a year, I had quit alcohol completely. This was not easy but was made possible with the help of the counselling sessions. CybageAsha felicitated me in front of my community, in which I was known only as a drunkard who beats up his wife and children. The week after that, I was appointed as ‘community coordinator’ to help other alcoholics break the vicious cycle of addiction. In the last five years, I have helped reform about 25 addicts. Now, I earn a decent living and support my family. My transformation was possible only because of CybageAsha. I thank CybageAsha for making me the agent of change for other addicts.

Dr. Ajay Dudhane

Dr. Ajay Dudhane

Founder and Chairman Anandvan De-addiction Center

Since its inception on August 15, 2009, Anandvan De-addiction Center has been working tirelessly for victims of drug abuse. Our association with CybageAsha goes back to more than a year. With their support, we conducted two 10-day residential de-addiction camps for addicts from low-income groups—one in April and one in August 2016. Twenty-five addicts benefited from these free camps. CybageAsha also helped us financially by providing Diwali donations for 2015–16. With their help, we have started family counseling and addiction counseling meetings at Ambedkar Nagar on Nagar Road. We are grateful to CybageAsha and its volunteers for their unrelenting support through donations, pamphlet distribution, and street plays. Together, we hope to reach out to more needy people and rescue families from the clutches of addiction.

Nandkumar Patil

Nandkumar Patil

Sr. Manager - Graphic Design UX

I thank CybageAsha for their focus on rural upliftment. After nominating my village (Dinnapur – Marathwada region) for the village adoption initiative, CybageAsha immediately visited my village and initiated the river deepening project. This project helped in eradicating the drought-like situation in my village. Such projects impact the lives of many. CybageAsha’s dedicated CSR team connects with the villagers with their onsite visits and also virtually with the growing number of smart phone users. Apart from this, I conduct the art club in iTeach schools (funded by CybageAsha). I like the way the CSR team plans these activities and helps the volunteers in managing these clubs successfully. They encourage volunteers by felicitating them from time to time.

Suhasini Pandagale

Suhasini Pandagale

Community Co-ordinator CybageAsha

I have been a community leader in Ambedkar Nagar for over 3 years now and have worked with CybageAsha on a number of projects. Seeing a company of this magnitude care for us and our needs like a family warms my heart. Cybage Asha has catered to all age groups to provide sanitation, good health, skills, literacy and recreation. They have truly used an approach that allows us a chance at holistic development. Their efforts towards women’s empowerment have especially helped me and various other women build confidence. I will always be thankful for this ray of hope.

Siddharth Dixit

Siddharth Dixit

Technical Support Engineer Technical Support

I feel fortunate to have been a volunteer at CybageAsha for past 6 years. It has given me a number of opportunities to carry out my responsibility towards society. I have enjoyed working as a teacher, guide, instructor, Santa, and so on. The activity at Anandvan Vyasanmukti Kendra was a different, memorable, and challenging one. I had to take a drug addict from Ambedkar community to the center. Due to the man's behaviour I was initially very scared, but my colleague assisted me and finally the addict was admitted to the center for 8 days. I could see his family's happiness. Our efforts helped in transforming his life from a drug addict to a normal one.

Nitin Dhondiba Kinhale

Nitin Dhondiba Kinhale

Entrepreneur Dairy Business

Nitin Dhondiba Kinhale, a CybageAsha beneficiary, narrated how CybageAsha’s collaboration with BAIF has helped him start a dairy business and become an entrepreneur.

Shivaji Gyanba Shinde

Shivaji Gyanba Shinde

Farmer

Shivaji Gyanba Shinde, a CybageAsha beneficiary, related how the CybageAsha and BAIF association gave him the confidence to do farming.

Ganesh Chandanshiv

Ganesh Chandanshiv

Farmer

This CybageAsha beneficiary shared his experience on how CybageAsha with the help of BAIF has helped him enhance his livelihood through their agricultural interventions.

Rashmi School Painting

Rashmi School Painting

Reaction By Students

CybageAsha Classroom Painting Initiatives - Rashmi English Medium School

Sumanbai Bajrang Jadhav

Sumanbai Bajrang Jadhav

Cataract Surgery CybageAsha Beneficiary

Sumanbai, 52, is a Sanjay Park slum resident and belongs to an economically challenged background. Her son remained uneducated due to the family's financial situation, and after the death of her husband, they had to make ends meet on the meager salary of her son. Talking about her situation, she said, “My husband was sick, and the doctor had advised him bedrest; we tried to save his life, but we were unable to do so. I was a cataract patient. It was quite difficult to take any medical treatment due to my poor financial condition. I felt helpless because I was suffering from cataract. I couldn’t manage even the daily household work, and I could not afford the expenses of cataract surgery. A few months ago, some people from CybageAsha came to Sanjay Park and did a survey and gave assurance that they will help me, and they did so! I got my surgery done, and I was provided good medical treatment. I can now see clearly, and I am able to carry on my normal daily duties.” She also said, “I thank CybageAsha for getting my cataract surgery done free of cost. They took care of everything. Even now they visit me to see my progress. CybageAsha believes in commitment. There had been many people who had come before CybageAsha saying that they would help me, but didn't. It was only CybageAsha who really took care. I would like to thank CybageAsha from the bottom of my heart.”

Pandit Tapare

Pandit Tapare

Member RS Akshar Institute

The school bus donated by CybageAsha will help in transporting more than 40 differently-abled students for regular schooling at the Rivka Sahil Akshar Institute. These students belong to poor families and hail from 10 remote villages. Hence, this bus is nothing less than a boon for the students.

Raksha Deshpande

Raksha Deshpande

Cochlea Pune

“Cochlea Pune is overwhelmed by CybageAsha’s support for its rural initiatives. The support has enabled us to add Manchar village of Ambegaon taluka under our umbrella. CybageAsha has also helped us with a school van, hearing aids, and school uniforms for children. This gesture has provided children from rural areas such as Khed taluka and Dapoli access to formal education. We look forward to their continual support in the long run.”

Vimal Uttam Gaikwad

Vimal Uttam Gaikwad

Cataract Surgery CybageAsha Beneficiary

Vimal Uttam Gaikwad, a resident of Sanjay Park, Pune lives with her family of nine members. To support her family, she works as a maid, and her husband works as a watchman. It is difficult to run a joint family of nine on a meagre income. They can hardly manage their daily expenses, or expenses to educate their grandchildren. Her family couldn’t afford an expensive cataract surgery. “Seven months ago, a visit to the hospital showed I needed cataract surgery. The question that arose in my mind was how would I pay for this surgery. This new expense would collapse all the monthly expenses. I was worried, but we decided to do it when we have some spare money, but that day would never come. In August 2018, CybageAsha organized a free eye checkup camp at Sanjay Park. I went there and during the checkup process, the doctor selected those who needed operation on an immediate basis. I got selected and CybageAsha aided me for my cataract surgery. Even the transport facility to the hospital was free. I am now completely fine and can see everything clearly. I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to CybageAsha for their help.”

Udachiwadi villagers

Udachiwadi villagers

Udachiwadi villagers Adopted Village

We are proud to announce that Udachiwadi village, Purandar taluka, has received the first prize in Maharashtra for the ‘Satyamev Jayate Water Cup Contest 2019’. The credit for this goes to all of us. The prize consists of a water cup, a certificate, and Rs. 10 lakhs in cash. This award from the Paani Foundation is the third instance when Udachiwadi water conservation efforts have been acknowledged. The first time we won an award was when CybageAsha constructed a watershed in our village. The second and most valuable prize was when CybageAsha decided to adopt our village permanently. Today, all of Maharashtra is indebted to the Paani Foundation. Without its water conservation initiatives, thousands of villages would have remained dry after the rains. Without help from CybageAsha, it would have been difficult to construct the CCTs, check dams, and farm ponds. We thank CybageAsha for its support and assistance. Udachiwadi will remain grateful to you. Even though this year's competition is over, we will keep working for the betterment of our village. We expect the same love and cooperation from CybageAsha in the future. - All the Udachiwadi villagers!

Prakash Vadane

Prakash Vadane

Villager Bhatkudgaon

I, Prakash Mohanrao Vadane Patil, belong to Bhatkudgaon village in Ahmednagar district, Shevgaon taluka, where CybageAsha has helped construct a hygienic drainage system. My fellow villagers and I came to know about CybageAsha when my younger brother, Sanjay Vadane, joined Cybage Software Pvt. Ltd. in Pune. My brother had praised CybageAsha a lot and explained how it works for the welfare of a number of villages and aids their sustainable development. When the CybageAsha team came to our village to set up the drainage system, I realized how right he was. All the members of CybageAsha, especially, CSR executives were very kind, helpful, and transparent in their CSR activities. My fellow villagers and I are extremely thankful to CybageAsha for their benefaction.

Cybage CSR

Cybage CSR

Cybage CSR

As we look forward to beginning a new decade of awarding scholarships, empowering communities, bringing about a sustainable change and positive impact, let’s take a look at the journey of Cybage’s two philanthropic arms CybageAsha and CybageKhushboo. The Journey of ‘Spreading Smiles Across Miles’ and of ‘Spreading The Fragrance Of Literacy’

Avinash Jairmod

Avinash Jairmod

Samrala Village, Nanded Dist. Farmer

CybageAsha beneficiary Avinash Jairmod narrates his story of how CybageAsha’s desilting initiatives not only provided the village with safe drinking water, but also increased their watermelon production.

Vikram Kank

Vikram Kank

Beneficiary Surwad, Tal- Velhe, Dist- Pune.

CybaseAsha is continuously striving towards developing an economically and socially backward component of the society. The development of this mass component of the society certainly contributes towards the progress of our country. CybageAsha has been helping us uplift our village since the past year. The development of the village is not only the responsibility of the elected Gram Panchayat members, but it is also the responsibility of every citizen of the village. CybageAsha instilled the feeling of improvement in the minds of the villagers. So far, two major projects have been conducted by CybageAsha for the upliftment of our village. They helped us build a better drainage line which greatly improved the flow of water in our village. Also, CybageAsha installed projectors at our local school to promote basic education and learning. CybageAsha also conducted a ‘Career Guidance’ session which motivated the younger generation of the village to think about their career goals and future. We want to thank the entire team of CybageAsha who have helped us build a better version of ourselves. We truly believe your support will always be with us.

Baba Shinde

Baba Shinde

Beneficiary Pingori Village Purandar Taluka Dist- Pune

With the rapid increase in urban development, the employment opportunities in villages are depreciating dangerously. The agricultural activities are getting affected because of various factors like climate change, govt. policies etc. The educational scenario is also quite weak in rural areas. A vast majority of the rural population are migrating to the urban areas to create a sustainable livelihood. Amidst all this, the help provided by CybageAsha to the rural population is commendable. The continuous attempts to help villagers are definitely paying off and we are sure that this will surely help the villagers to be self-sufficient.

Mahadev Pilane

Mahadev Pilane

Beneficiary Member of Laptalwadi Grampanchayat, Tal- Purandar Dist- Pune

CybageAsha was really a boon for our village. CybageAsha helped us in our efforts to make our village 100% free of open defecation. Therefore, we were successful in implementing the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ initiative propagated by the government. CybageAsha also helped us build toilets for people who couldn’t afford it in their houses to promote personal hygiene. Additionally, CybageKhushboo provided full-time scholarships to economically backward and academically good students of our village. There is no doubt that the future of our village will certainly be bright because of CybageAsha and CybageKhushboo. We expect to maintain a long-lasting relationship with CybageAsha and we would like to thank them for bringing prosperous times to Laptalwadi village.

Ashok Patil

Ashok Patil

Beneficiary Dinnapur Village, Aurangabad district

Dinnapur is a small village located in the Aurangabad district and it is deprived of basic facilities. My elder brother, Nandkumar Patil, who works at Cybage also hails from the same village. Our journey with CybageAsha started when he suggested the name of Dinnapur village by filling the CybageAsha Trust online form. CybageAsha visited our village in March 2016. The senior officials who inspected our village suggested the desilting of the river in order to increase the depth of the river bed. The trust paid for seventy percent of the modifications while the rest was managed by the villagers. The villagers realized the importance of this project as it would improve the drought situation significantly. We also received valuable support from Dr. Kiran Ekhande, a resident of Aurangabad. Recently, the inauguration ceremony took place in the presence of CybageAsha team and all the residents of Dinnapur were very pleased with the trust’s noble initiative. We would like to thank them with all our hearts.

Ajay Karlakot

Ajay Karlakot

Beneficiary- Farmer Samrala Village, Dist- Nanded

CybageAsha beneficiary Ajay Karlakot narrates his story of how CybageAsha’s desilting initiatives not only provided the village with safe drinking water but also increased their watermelon production.

Dakshaben Saraniya

Dakshaben Saraniya

Good governance Drive beneficiary- Gujarat

In association with Panah Foundation, CybageAsha started its Good Governance Drive in its adopted communities in Gandhinagar. One of our beneficiaries speaks about her experience: “My name is Dakshaben. I lost my husband in 2012. I live with my three children and without support from anyone, I handle all the responsibilities. I work as a maid in some houses close to the Community and earn a mere Rs. 2000 to 3000 per month. Due to my financial condition, I cannot afford the educational expenses of my children. They go to a government school. Due to unawareness, I never applied for my husband’s Death Certificate, but when I came to know that CybageAsha in association with Panah Nagrik Sewa Kendra can help me get the necessary documents, I asked them to help me in getting my husband’s death certificate. The next day I got my husband’s death certificate, and they also guided me about the other benefits that I can avail. I got a Widow’s Certificate, ration card, Income Certificate, Aadhar card, and Government pension for widows. It now helps me avail the different government schemes.

CybageAsha Beneficiary

CybageAsha Beneficiary

Good Governance Gandhinagar

We had been trying to get an Aadhar card made for 2 years. As we were unaware of the process, we tried to get it made from various places, but no one helped us in the right way. Then Akshaybhai told us to visit Cybage supported “Nagrik Sewa Kendra” and run by Panah Foundation. We visited the center and the Panah team provided us proper information and support and within a few weeks, we got our Aadhar card. We are thankful to the CybageAsha and Panah team as we had to visit the center only twice and we got our Aadhar card.

Shivaji Ramanbhai Thakor

Shivaji Ramanbhai Thakor

Good Governance Gandhinagar

My name is Shivaji Ramanbhai Thakor and I wanted to get an income certificate as I wanted to enroll myself in various government schemes. I also wanted scholarships for my children for their schooling. One of CybageAsha’s beneficiaries told me to visit “Nagrik Sewa Kendra”. I visited the center which is run by Panah Foundation and their staff provided all the information and explained to me the documentation process. With their support, I applied for the Income certificate and within a few days, I got my Income certificate. I appreciate the way Panah supported me during my work. I will visit this center whenever I need to get documents or enroll in any schemes.

Sarniya Nitaben

Sarniya Nitaben

Good Governance Gandhinagar

My name is Sarniya Nitaben and I’m one of the beneficiaries of the Adult Literacy project implement by CybageKhushboo and Panah Foundation. I didn’t know how to write my name and how to do the signature of my name. The Panah team worked with us and took regular classes. I faced many challenges while learning but Nehaben kept supporting us. After a few months of training, I learned to write my name and signature of my name as well. I was very happy and felt emotional when I learned it. When I needed to create my pan-card to enroll myself in a scheme, I visited Cybage which has a tie-up with “Nagrik Sewa Kendra” and did my signature in the form and when I got my pan card I saw my signature on it and felt so happy and accomplished. CybageAsha and Panah Foundation has supported our community with so much love and care. They kept supporting us throughout the year and we are very thankful to them.

Kapila ben

Kapila ben

Good Governance Gandhinagar

I am Kapila ben, 52 years old and I’m living in the Sarniya Vas community. I am the female leader in the community and I help women in different kinds of work in the community to uplift them. I wanted to get a renewal of my ration card, so I contacted Akshaybhai and visited Cybage supported “Nagrik Sewa Kendra”. The on-field team supported me very well and my work was done in one visit. In the next few months, I visited the center again and got proper information, guidance, and support for the documents. With their support, I get an Election card, Pan card, and Maa-card. I shared my experience with the women in the community and many women visited and got their required documents from the “Nagrik Sewa Kendra” as well.

Kamalben Saraniya

Kamalben Saraniya

Good Governance Gandhinagar

My name is Kamlaben Saraniya from Saraniya community, Ahemadabad. I am 49 years old, and i am a daily wage earner. with the help of panahs on filed coordinator who provided me information, guidance, and support I was able to get. I was able to get various documents, such as a ration card, and opened up a bank account as well. I also enrolled myself in an adult literacy project which is also supported by Cybage and run by Panah Foundation. Through this project, I learned to write my name and to do my signature. When I needed to make a pan card I approached 'Nagrik Sewa Kendra' Support by CybageAsha. to create a pan card you need to do a signature for it. I used my learning of the Adult Literacy classes and did my signature for the first time on the document. I was so happy that the knowledge and learning that I gained through the classes helped me to get the document.

Malaben Laxmanbhai Sarniya

Malaben Laxmanbhai Sarniya

Good Governance Gandhinagar

My name is Malaben Laxmanbhai Sarniya and I am a resident of Saraniya Vas Community, I didn’t have any documents, and I was not aware of the government schemes as well. Because of this lack of awareness, I was not able to get any type of benefits from government schemes. When I heard about this help center which is run by Panah Foundation and supported by CybageAsha, I immediately went ahead and visited them. I thank them for their support as because of them only I could avail the benefit of the Widow Support Scheme (Vidhva Sahay Yojana) and with this now I can support my family. I also got the basic documents done like Ration Card, Aadhar Card and Pan Card.

Saraniya Minaben

Saraniya Minaben

Good Governance Gandhinagar

I am Saraniya Minaben, resident of Saraniya Vas Community. I work on a daily wage basis and was not aware of the government schemes and which documents are necessary to get any benefits. I got to know about the help center from my neighbor. I visited Nagrik Seva Kendra and they asked me my requirements and how they could help me, they told me about the Widow Support Scheme (Vidhya Sahay Yojana), and I applied for the same. Now, due to their help, I will get money directly into my account. I thank the whole team for their guidance. Because of them, I am able to get my rights and avail government schemes. Apart from this, they also helped me to get basic documents and helped me open a bank account as well.

Jalaben Saraniya

Jalaben Saraniya

Good Governance Gandhinagar

I am Jalaben Saraniya and I live with my family in Saraniya Vas Community. My husband and I are daily wagers and earn 200 to 300 rupees per day. I recently came to know about the Mukhyamantri Amrutam Yojana and wanted to create a Maa-Card for my family. Before reaching out to Nagrik Sewa Kendra, I met many people, but I didn’t get proper Information, guidance, and support. Panah’s community leader came to know about my problem and told me to visit Cyabge which supported “Nagrik Sewa Kendra”. I visited the center with my husband and the Center coordinator explained the process and asked for the relevant documents. I submitted the required documents and within a few days, I got a MAA-CARD for my family. We are so happy with the support I got throughout the process. Panah helped us in a very proper way, and within two visits I got my document.

Vijay Sharma

Vijay Sharma

Good Governance Gandhinagar

CybageAsha is supporting the Panah foundation to run the “Nagrik Sewa Kendra '' in Sarniya Vas Community to provide information, guidance, and support to get the government documents, services, and schemes. I am Vijay Sharma, 21 years old and I’m pursuing my degree. I wanted to apply for a driving license, but I didn’t know about the process. During community visits, I came to know about Cybage that supports “Nagrik Sewa Kendra”. I visited the center and got information about the documents and process from the Center Coordinator. They filled my form and booked an appointment. Then I visited RTO and gave a driving test and I got my license in a few days. I am very happy and satisfied form Panah’s support and thankful to CybageAsha. I will contact Nagrik Sewa Kendra, whenever I need to get any document related guidance.

Sarniya Anwar

Sarniya Anwar

Good Governance Gandhinagar

Panah Foundation is operating a “Nagrik Sewa Kendra” in the Sarniya Vas community supported by CybageAsha to provide Information, guidance, and support to avail government documents, schemes, and services. My name is Sarniya Anwar and I am 25 years old and I live in Sarniya Vas, Indira Bridge. I have shifted from my village to Ahmedabad to work over here. I did not have some necessary documents such Aadhar Card, Pan Card, etc. First, I contacted different agents and paid 400-500 rupees to each agent to get my work done. But, no one guided or helped me properly to complete my work. Then one of the beneficiaries of the Panah Foundation from the community advised me to visit Cybage that has a tie-up with the “ Nagrik Sewa Kendra” center. I visited the center and explained my problem. Panah’s center coordinator guided and supported me by filling forms, booking an appointment for the documents. In a few days, I got my Aadhar card. I was really happy when I got my Aadhar card and I also became aware that an Aadhar card can help me to get benefits from the government schemes.

Sarniya jejiben

Sarniya jejiben

Good Governance Gandhinagar

CybageAsha is supporting the Panah Foundation to run the “Nagrik Sewa Kendra” in Sarniya Vas Community to provide information, guidance, and support to them so that they can get the government documents, services, and schemes done without any hassles. I am Sarniya jejiben and I am 42 years old and I live with my family in the Sarniya Vas community. I came to know about Panah’s work through the Panah Foundation’s community visits. I visited Cybage’s “Nagrik Sewa Kendra” and inquired for a Ration card. I wanted to get ration for my family from the government under this scheme. The Panah team provided correct information and guidance regarding the process and within a week I got a ration card. After I got the ration card, I was able to get benefits from the scheme and able to support my family. I am happy that the Panah Foundation helped me to get benefits from such government schemes.

Dilipbhai Pandit

Dilipbhai Pandit

Good Governance Gandhinagar

My name is Dilipbhai Pandit and I am 54 years old and I live near the police line, Sardarnagar. I recently came to know about “Mukhyamantri Amrutam Yojana’, also known as MAACARD. I wanted to make a “Maa-Card” for health benefits and Income Certificate. One of the beneficiaries of the Panah Foundation told me to visit Cybage supported Nagrik Sewa Kendra as I was unaware of the process for these documents. I visited the center and explained my problem. They provided me information and guidance and supported me throughout the form filling process. In the next few days, I got both the documents. I was so satisfied with the support that I brought sweets for the team members to show my love and happiness to them. I am very thankful for the support and guidance provided by the Panah Foundation. The team gave me proper information and explained the whole process very accurately. I will keep visiting “Nagrik Sewa Kendra” whenever I need to create any documents further.

Margabai Pandagle

Margabai Pandagle

Cataract Surgery CybageAsha Beneficiary

My name is Margabai Pandagle and I am 72 yrs old. I live in Kondhwa, Pune. I stay with my younger son and daughter-in-law. Four years ago, I lost my husband and elder son. My younger son is the only earning member of our family. He works as a delivery boy of gas cylinders. I was not able to support the family, as I could not see clearly with my left eye. One day a person from CybageAsha gave me a pamphlet that mentioned the free eye-camp organized in Kondhwa. I thought of going for an eye checkup, after all the camp was to be held in my community, and there was no need for me to travel. In the camp, I got my eyes examined, and the doctor prescribed cataract surgery for my left eye. I was dependent on my family for financial support, and so was worried about the cataract surgery. I consulted a CybageAsha representative and was happy to know that the surgery would be free of cost, and all the expenses would be taken care of by CybageAsha. The cataract surgery took place at the Desai Hospital in Pune itself. After a successful surgery, now I can see clearly with my eyes, and now I can help my family in their daily household work. I am thankful to CybageAsha for their support.

Sakarabai Dnyanoba Pandagle

Sakarabai Dnyanoba Pandagle

Cataract Surgery CybageAsha Beneficiary

My name is Sakarabai Pandagle, and I am 66 years old. I live in Kondhwa, Pune. I never studied in school, and I couldn’t educate my children because of my financial condition. We are six members in the family, I am living with my son, daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren. My son is a construction laborer, and my daughter-in-law works as a maid, and I help them to handle the household work. I was having a problem with my left eye, so I decided to visit the Eye-camp for a checkup that was organized by CybageAsha in association with H.V. Desai Hospital at Bhimnagar. There the doctor advised me to get my left eye operated on for cataract. The CybageAsha representative listed the names of people who were advised for cataract surgery, and one week after the camp they took us to H. V. Desai Hospital. CybageAsha provides transportation, as well as, helped us with the cost free surgery. We did not have to spend even a single rupee. I also got my right eye operated on for a cataract. We could only manage our basic needs with our limited income, and we could not afford the surgery at any cost. This is how CybageAsha came into our lives like a light of ray in the darkness. My words are very less to express my gratitude towards CybageAsha.

Babu Kisan Salve

Babu Kisan Salve

Cataract Surgery CybageAsha Beneficiary

My name is Babu Salve and I am 60 years old. I have been a resident of Sidharth Nagar, Pune, since 1975. We are three members in my family, I live with my wife and a married daughter. I used to work as a construction laborer at a construction site, and my wife works as a maid. I lost my job because of my age and my vision problem. I was facing a blurred vision that required an eye checkup. I was diagnosed with an eye cataract, in a camp which was organized by CybageAsha in March 2019 in the Siddharth Nagar community. My mind was baffled with many questions, as I had no job, "How would I manage this?" During that time, CybageAsha representative Mr. Pradeep and a doctor from H.V. Desai guided me. They told me that I would not have to spend any money and that all the expenses would be managed by CybageAsha. I was speechless, and I cannot express how happy I was, as this expense was not ‘my cup of tea’. CybageAsha provided all support for my cataract surgery, and the operation was successful. Now, I am blessed with a clear vision, and also due to that, I could join my work again. This was a priceless gift from CybageAsha. I would like to thank them and request them to continue their noble cause in the communities where the needs are highly rising.

Babitabai Chavan

Babitabai Chavan

Cataract Surgery CybageAsha Beneficiary

I am Babitabai Chavan and I am 70 years old, from Pune. My husband passed away 16 years ago. There are five members in my family, my son, my daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. My son works as a broker and daughter-in-law work in LIC. Though they both have a good income source, they do not care for me. At this age, I am unable to earn money, and there was no sign of any possibility of my cataract surgery, despite of having strong willpower to do so. CybageAsha regularly organized health camps in our community. Once I visited an Eye-camp to consult them about my problem, and to my surprise CybageAsha turned out to be ray of hope for me. I underwent a cataract surgery and now I have clear vision. No one visited our area till date except CybageAsha regarding the health initiative. They always took care of our health as a priority. They conducted my cataract surgery free of cost. I wholeheartedly thank CyabgeAsha for their support.

Sitaram Vaman Ranpise

Sitaram Vaman Ranpise

Cataract Surgery CybageAsha Beneficiary

I am Sitaram Vaman Ranpise, living with six family members, my wife, brother, two children, and a daughter-in-law, in Ambedkar Nagar, Pune. I never went to school, and my family works as a garbage collector for survival. For people like us, the expense of cataract surgery is really a luxury. I never visited any hospital to get my eyes checked even when I had a problem with my vision. Someone told me that CybageAsha in association with H.V. Desai hospital was going to organize a free Eye-camp in our community. I went to the camp, and the doctor after checkup advised me for cataract surgery. I was really moved by the gesture that CybageAsha would take care of all the expenses of my operation at H.V. Desai hospital. The CybageAsha representatives were helpful and comforting and they even counseled me not to worry before the operation. In today’s world, it is difficult to find someone who will help you blindly without expecting anything in return and CybageAsha is one such live example. I just want to say 'Thank You' to CybageAsha for the support provided pre and post-surgery. The comfort and hospitality given by them were appreciable.

Vijayabai Shivaji Khule

Vijayabai Shivaji Khule

Cataract Surgery CybageAsha Beneficiary

My name is Vijayabai Shivaji Khule and I am 46 years old. I have only acquired primary education and I live with my daughter in Khulewadi, Pune. I started having a vision problem, but I did not take it seriously. CybageAsha in association with H.V. Desai Hospital conducted a free eye-checkup camp in my community. I came to know that many people from my community got their eyes checked. I decided to get my eyes checked and In the next camp, the doctor told me that I had developed a cataract in my eye. My first reaction was “How could this happen”? The doctor calmly explained that the condition was common in people above the age of 45. CybageAsha helped me with the cost-free cataract surgery and even took care of the transportation to the hospital. After surgery, I was given protective dark glasses and eye drops to be used for regular intervals. CybageAsha in association with H.V. Desai hospital, provide good service to their patients, and overall, it was a good experience for both the teams. Last but not least I am grateful and want to thank CybageAsha for their support.

Shivaji Shankar Jadhav

Shivaji Shankar Jadhav

Cataract Surgery CybageAsha Beneficiary

I am Shivaji Shankar Jadhav and I live with six family members in Pune. There are two earning members in my house and because of my age, I am unable to financially support my family. I was also facing difficulty with my vision due to my cataract problem, which I wanted to solve. One day I got to know about the free eye camp conducted by CybageAsha from my relative. I visited the Eye-camp held by CybageAsha in association with H.V. Desai hospital. They helped me with the cost-free cataract surgery and even took care of the transportation to the hospital. They also provided pre and post counseling and explained the do’s and don’ts after the surgery, and how to take care of the eyes after the surgery. In today’s world, it’s hard to find anyone who can help you without any expectations, but CybageAsha did so! I will always have respect for them for their immense support for people like us. Hats off to them, and I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Sujata Nikalaje

Sujata Nikalaje

Cataract Surgery CybageAsha Beneficiary

I am Sujata Ramesh Nikalaje and I live in a Vasahat of Pune. I am a seventh standard educated person, for whom getting a job is very hard. We are four members in my family. From the last few months, I was facing a problem with my vision, so my neighbors suggested I visit an eye camp. CybageAsha conducts a free eye-camp in association with the doctors from H.V. Desai hospital in our community. In this eye camp, I was advised to undergo cataract surgery for my vision problem. Mr. Pradeep, the representative of CybageAsha, told me that the service and facilities provided in the hospital are excellent and that the surgery would be free of cost. Two weeks after the eye camp, I was operated on, and now I have clear vision. CybageAsha is committed to look after the community health of the many communities in and around Pune. I hope CybageAsha will touch the lives of many people and reach great heights. I am grateful to CybageAsha and may they continue their support to our community people.

Sarniya Kanchan

Sarniya Kanchan

Good Governance Gandhinagar

My name is Sarniya Kanchan and I am living with my family in the Saraniya Community. My living depends on my daily income and I earn around Rs 150/- to Rs 200/- per day. I wanted to get a ration card to get ration from the government to ease the grocery situation at our home. While doing the monthly home visit, our community leader, Akshaybhai, connected me with Cybage which has a tie-up with Nagrik Sewa Kendra, run by Panah Foundation. Panah’s team members gave information and guidance about the process, asked me to get the required documents, and supported me by filling my forms as well. In a few days, I got my ration card and I got the required ration from the government. I want to thank Cybage for helping me throughout the process and from now onwards I will only contact Nagrik Sewa Kendra whenever I need to get any help with documents or any help regarding government benefits.

Kaluram Borkar

Kaluram Borkar

Cataract Surgery CybageAsha Beneficiary

My name is Kaluram Borkar and I am 85 years old. I am a resident of Khulewadi, Pune. We are three members in our family. I am staying with my wife and a widowed daughter. My pension is one of the major sources of income for our family, which is not sufficient. I had started a small general store, but due to age and my vision problem, I was facing problems while working in my shop. I was told to get operated for my vision problem. But in this critical situation where we hardly can manage our daily needs, how could I manage any kind of medical expense? Just as I was losing all hope, one day Mr. Pradeep sir from CybageAsha came to our house. He was distributing pamphlets of the free Eye-camp to be held by CybageAsha in association with H.V. Desai hospital, which was to be held after two days. I went to the eye camp, and after two weeks I was operated for my cataract in H. V. Desai Hospital, Pune. I thank CybageAsha which came as a hope of light in my life. I am grateful for their support. Now I can see clearly and also can work independently to handle my shop.