- The Leprosy Mission Australia
- Nov 17, 2022
A bus accident years ago resulted in the amputation of both of Maya’s legs. Where she lives in Nepal, her disability allowance is not enough for herself and her 70- year-old husband to survive on. He occasionally gets a day’s work as laborer; however, the work is physically taxing, and he must rest for several days after one day of work.
Previously, they had an open-air squat toilet at the back of their house. This has been challenging and awkward for Maya to use. Her wheelchair had to navigate over bumpy ground. It was sometimes impossible during the rains. Maya used to crawl along the wet, muddy ground to reach it.
Finally, sweet relief! Thanks to people like you, Maya received a disability accessible toilet through the IMPACT project in Nepal.
This toilet was customised to her needs and can also be used by her husband. The roof and door allow for privacy and protection from the rain. A concrete path has also been constructed which leads from the entrance of her house to the toilet. This allows her wheelchair access in all weather conditions, without getting muddy or dusty.
Maya is extremely grateful for the support from people like you through The Leprosy Mission Australia in improving the comfort of her basic daily needs. Thank you for your compassion.
The Integrated Mobilisation of People for Active Community Transformation (IMPACT) Project in Nepal is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) Thanks to ANCP, this project is able to help improve the well-being of people affected by leprosy, other neglected tropical diseases and disability in Nepal.