Uttam Kumar Paul is 60 years old and works in his father’s business with his three brothers. Shariatpur district, where he lives, is in southern part of Bangladesh. Most of the people in his village are traditional potters producing a variety of clay and terracotta items.
Your Gifts of Love make a massive difference in the lives of people affected by leprosy. Gifts of Love allow you to support smaller parts of a project as well as other vital activities of that project. There are currently 22 different Gifts of Love that you can help fund, one of which is a Pair of Chickens. The dollar value listed for each gift is an estimation of how much this part of the project costs.
Aliyu has a peculiar growth on his leg which has been growing since he was an infant. Abubacca, Aliyu’s father, decided to publicise Aliyu’s condition in the local media around six years ago, when local doctors were unable to provide a diagnosis. Abubacca printed a picture in the local newspaper and made announcements on the radio. Eventually, after Aliyu attended a university hospital in Sokoto, the hospital staff determined that the growth was cancer. Abubacca was devastated as treatment, which he did not want his son to go through, would cost AUD$6,900. After further discussions, it became clear that Aliyu’s diagnosis was inconclusive as no blood samples or biopsies were taken when Aliyu and Abubacca visited two years ago.
UK Supporter Mike Patmore, updates us on his fundraising ride for leprosy in Australia's Top End. From Alice Springs to Darwin.
Growing up in a leprosy colony, in a large family and without a father comes with a lot of challenges. Some of the kids used to tease Somita and call her a "leprosy child". But that’s changed thanks to you.
Dukhani is part of the workforce at the Little Flower Khadi Village Leprosy Rehabilitation Center in India that spins silk, dyes the yarn and weaves it into scarves for export. She is also on the management committee of the unit representing the original members of the colony affected by leprosy.