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Your Care Helps People Like Amar Care For Themselves!

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Your Care Helps People Like Amar Care For Themselves!

When Amar’s wife died after falling off a roof, Amar lost everything. Amar, from Nepal, had two young children, but he had no way to earn a living. Too poor, and too impaired by leprosy, a disease he didn't know he had, he made the heartbreaking choice to give them a chance at a better future in an orphanage. Amar has not seen his children in 11 years. The leprosy took an enormous toll on his body. He lost feeling in his hand due to nerve damage, and he burnt it while cooking. He bandaged it, but it didn’t heal;...

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Your shopping can help realise Ratnakumari’s dream!

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Your shopping can help realise Ratnakumari’s dream!

18-year-old Ratnakumari’s life revolves around helping her mum. Her mum was diagnosed with leprosy, and it causes her a lot of pain. Ratnakumari does all the cooking and cleaning so that her mother can rest. She has to do everything, because her older sister works far away, and her younger sister is still in school. Every month, she brings her mother to the Leprosy Mission hospital. Ratnakumari was deeply touched when she saw how well the nurses treated her mother. It stayed with her and grew into a dream — to be like the nurses at the Leprosy Mission. But...

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Your shopping helps end leprosy for someone like Dalamar one gift at a time!

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Your shopping helps end leprosy for someone like Dalamar one gift at a time!

Dalamar felt sick with worry as she waited in line at The Leprosy Mission clinic. She noticed discoloured patches of skin on her waist. She knew it was possible that she had leprosy, and knew she needed to get it checked as soon as possible. She wants to make sure her family is safe from getting it too.    Dalamar’s work as a tea picker to support the family. Her quota is 23kg a day, but she works hard to try and pick 100kg, as she gets paid by weight. If she has leprosy, and doesn’t get treated in time,...

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Your love for handmade products restores lives like Anju and Rina's!

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Your love for handmade products restores lives like Anju and Rina's!
Anju and Rina love to run round with their friends and play cooking games. In Bangladesh, young girls enjoy copying their mothers in their play. Some mothers in their community work casually at a tea plantation, but the rest of their time is spent at home caring for their families.

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Your Gifts of Love help students like Parvarti

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Your Gifts of Love help students like Parvarti

Students like Parvarti thank you for helping them find love and acceptance despite leprosy. Consider a Gift of Love or donation with every purchase.  “I would never wish leprosy on anybody, but especially as a girl.  It impacts your marriage prospects and how people look at you. When I first found out I had leprosy, I was scared. I knew about the stigma. When I first told my friends, they made fun of me and teased me.   After treatment through The Leprosy Mission, my friends saw me recover and were happy for me.       I am part...

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