Give a gift to find, cure and heal people affected by leprosy in Nepal

There are thousands of cases of undiagnosed leprosy in Nepal today, leaving many disabled and shunned because of stigma and fear.

For them, Anandaban Hospital is a lifeline. The Leprosy Mission’s team there trains local community leaders to find people affected by leprosy and get them the cure, but they also provide surgery, physiotherapy and prosthetic limbs so people can regain their mobility and reclaim their income.

People with leprosy are often hidden in remote villages, and a gift from you this World Leprosy Sunday will help local workers to find people and get them the cure before leprosy takes hold. For those who have already been seriously affected, your gift will bring them to Anandaban for treatment.

By finding cases early, we will prevent disability, stop leprosy spreading and bring real hope of seeing an end to this ancient disease forever. Please give a gift to help people affected by leprosy in Nepal today.

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Give today and your gift will help find and treat people with leprosy, helping them live with dignity, good health and hope for the future.

Meet Basu

Basu receives regular ongoing treatment for the effects of leprosy at Anandaban Hospital. She contracted the disease when she was around 10 years old and without the cure or knowing how to care for her hands and feet, she became permanently disabled.

While all her friends married, the stigma of leprosy meant that Basu remained single. Many years later she met and married a man who also had the disease. The couple's three children all died young and eventually they adopted a young boy.

When the earthquake hit Nepal in 2015, Basu and her family managed to escape their home unhurt. But shortly afterwards, her eight-year-old son became ill and did not recover.

"When I adopted my baby it was my happiest moment," said Basu. "Now nothing is left."

At Anandaban, Basu has received physiotherapy and ulcer care as well as counselling and loving care to help her overcome all that she has faced.

“This is my maiti,” she told us. It'a a word meaning 'my mother's home' - Basu sees Anandaban as her family home, a place of love and welcome.