Indra is from Nepal. He was 13 years old when he discovered patches spreading across his skin on his back, arms and legs. He started to lose sensation in his hands and feet. His dry skin couldn’t sweat and was in danger of developing severe cracks. For three years, Indra didn’t know what would happen to him. He desperately sought out traditional healers, but they offered no help.
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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.