The Integrated Mobilisation of People for Active Community Transformation project has a long name. But it stands for IMPACT. This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). The project team help people recover from leprosy. They create sustainable livelihoods and increase inclusion in society.
When Shavaram’s wife learned she had leprosy, it ended in tragedy… but you give hope that her story will not be repeated.
This October 10th we observe World Suicide Prevention Day. Mental health has been in our hearts and prayers this year. Many people are experiencing anxiety, depression and worse. Tragically, people affected by leprosy are among those most vulnerable to suicide. They face discrimination, forced isolation, and abuse because of how misunderstood leprosy is.
When leprosy interrupts lives, your prayers and support help provide patients with hope for the future and with the care that they need. Thank you for taking precious time out of your day, to draw aside and pray for people affected by leprosy.
“But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble…” — Psalm 59:6
By Andrew Sithling Nepal Leprosy Fellowship (NLF)
Married at 10, abandoned at 11. Saved by surgery and now in her 70s! Thank you for your prayers and compassion throughout the years.
Your kindness is truly inspiring. Thanks to you and others like you, Dev Kumari has finally found a place of refuge and comfort at New SADLE in Kathmandu. But it has been a long and harrowing road for her, married then diagnosed with leprosy — all before her teenage years!
By Tim Burton-Jones Senior Officer, Communication The Leprosy Mission International