Your support is making it possible for people affected by leprosy and disability in Nepal to generate their own sustainable income. And it’s environmentally-friendly too! Thank you.
No disease should drive a family to try to burn one of their own alive. But that’s what happened to Munia.
People affected by leprosy in India often experience rejection and discrimination from society. Some are not even allowed to enter hospitals or medical facilities because of the stigma associated with the disease.
For Gorle in India, his long journey with leprosy began over 18 years ago. He had been suffering from a fever when a Leprosy Mission medical camp visited his village and diagnosed his condition as leprosy.
When Suklal, a builder in India, first noticed patches on his arms and hands, and his fingers beginning to seize up, he thought it was due to the colder weather — as he worked outside a lot.
Kila runs a fish business in Papua New Guinea. When The Leprosy Mission Papua New Guinea started visiting her village, the staff helped her further develop her skills. Now she is sharing her knowledge by mentoring people affected by leprosy and disability — thanks to your support!