When you have leprosy or a disability and live in poverty, your future job prospects are slim. In fact, you may lose your job because of the stigma of leprosy, or the disease may leave you unable to use your hands or walk properly. Not only that, your children may also have trouble finishing school because your livelihood is gone and you cannot pay for books and uniforms.
Urmila is affected by leprosy. She was forced to leave her home, because her father could not take care of her. She had no place of her own to live.
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Thanks to you, Aboubacar is in a self-help group, and was given a small business grant and protective shoes. He has been able to heal his sores and ulcers, and earn an income for himself and his wife.