Health
 India
Project #26146

Supporting Those Affected by Leprosy

by VETNGO
Vetted

Summary

We support 154 people affected by Leprosy as they are being completely neglected by their families and society. Without our support their options are limited. We aim to improve life for them by offering self care training for safety, health checkups, clothes, shoes, etc and for livelihood - goat keeping, small shop, poultry, Cow etc. in the hope to improve their lives, empower and uplift them. However, we need your support to do this.
$30,000.00
total goal
$29,535.00
remaining
4
donors
0
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

Leprosy is a major challenge in the society. They are facing the problem for food, clothing and shelter, as family and society treat them as secondary members. They are usually felt as a burden and hence their life cycle gets seriously effected. They have major health problems but they get zero treatment and problem gets more severe with age. On the other side, their self respect and esteem are broken in every step

Solution

The target Leprosy affected persons are provided self care training for safety, health checkups, clothes, shoes, etc and for livelihood - goat keeping, small shop, poultry, Cow etc. The objective is to provide an option for income generation to the leprosy affected persons. Along with skills upon graduation, they are also assisted in initiating Income Generation Activities. At the same time they are rehabilitated and ultimately they regain self respect and esteem.

Long-Term Impact

It improves the overall status of the Leprosy affected persons. The skills upon graduation decrease their dependency on family. As they start earning income their status and self respect in the family and society improve.

Resources

http:/​/​www.vetngo.org.in

Organization Information

VETNGO

Location: viluppuram, Tamilnadu - India
Website: http:/​/​www.vetngo.org.in
Project Leader:
bala murali
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viluppuram, Tamilnadu India
$465 raised of $30,000 goal
 
4 donations
$29,535 to go
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