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Your Care Helps People Like Amar Care For Themselves!

Posted by Crystal Nguyen on

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!

Posted by Crystal Nguyen on

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!

Posted by Crystal Nguyen on

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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Thanks to you Tirtha learned to sew and it changed her life completely

Posted by Crystal Nguyen on

Thanks to you Tirtha learned to sew and it changed her life completely

Your warm heart gives a hand up to artisans like Tirtha. Tirtha was a really shy, timid woman. She and her husband are both hearing impaired and non-verbal. This has impacted her confidence, but she has worked hard to raise her two children. Both are excelling in school, and she is very proud. Her husband works, but his income was not enough to take care of their family.    Even though she had no handicraft skills, and felt very nervous, Tirtha came to work at Manushi (Bangladesh) because she wanted to learn. Manushi were inviting and gave Tirtha the chance...

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5 Unique Gift Ideas For Any Occasion

Posted by Marija Mrvosevic on

5 Unique Gift Ideas For Any Occasion

While finding that perfect gift for your friends and family is fun and fulfilling, getting there can cause a headache. Especially If you’ve already exhausted your options for the year. The Leprosy Mission Shop aims to offer unique gifts you can order easily.

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