Many children and young people from leprosy-affected families are less likely to finish school and find jobs due to the discrimination and the stigma of leprosy.
I first saw the work of the Leprosy Mission during a ‘Trek for Treatment’ in Nepal in 2008. The grandeur of the Himalayas and the lovely Nepali people contrasted with the ravages of the complications of Leprosy.
I met Sita at The Leprosy Mission’s Anandaban Hospital on my recent trip to Nepal. She’s just 15 years old, and now the primary carer for her 25-year-old sister.
When Agustino’s sister, Nofia, was diagnosed and treated by The Leprosy Mission in Timor Leste, this family’s leprosy story didn’t just start or end there…
A young girl clings to her mother’s leg and turns her face away. I notice the spot on her face and ask her mother.
Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who donated to help Lily.