The Leprosy Mission
Messages from other supporters
As someone who has to have special wide shoes with orthotics fitted in order to walk, I would like my donation to buy some shoes for a leprosy suffere
Donation by Anonymous
I admire the work you are doing in the name of Jesus among people who have no way of helping themselves.
Donation by John Edwards £500.00 + £125.00 Gift Aid
Enjoyed a visit from Stuart from South Queensferry to our church Denny Baptist on 28th April
Donation by Paul Przybylinski £60.00 + £15.00 Gift Aid
Our donation was from my wife (Pamela) and myself as it is not possible to donate as a couple on your web site. We donate regularly
Donation by Roger Page £20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid
Why your donation matters
It's wonderful to share in another's joy. That's why I'm inviting you to rejoice with us and The Leprosy Mission's Anandaban hospital in Nepal. After months of uncertainty, Neema has been placed on a firm foundation. There was excitement and no small sense of occasion as she said goodbye to the staff and patients who had loved and cared for her, and set out for her village to be reunited with her son, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Thanks to supporters like you, Neema has emerged from the terrible, dark place she inhabited and into the light. And yet many more patients stand to benefit from the practical and emotional support that Anandaban hospital offers.
Please respond now. Your gift can help lead people like Neema out of exile and back into their communities.
Case study: donations in action
Neema arrived at Anandaban sick, withdrawn and tearful. She had shown signs of leprosy for several years and struggled on with increasing difficulty from her dropped foot and weak hand. Neighbours noticed the changes. Stigma against people affected by leprosy is often prevalent in remote communities, due to lack of education. Neema and her family began to suffer rejection. Eventually an ultimatum was issued: Neema must leave the village community which had been her home for 77 years. Not knowing what else to do, Neema's son took her into the forest behind the village, and found a cave in which she could live. Through skill and painstaking work, staff at Anandaban hospital brought emotional and social healing to Neema. They co-ordinated the holistic care needed. Through education, they challenge the cruel myths which cause stigma. They work to rebuild self esteem and confidence which leprosy destroys and for reconciliation between those rejected by their communities and families.