Celebrate Leprosy Champions
Suresh and Mangala, leprosy champions and husband and wife
Because of leprosy, Suresh and Mangala both faced enormous challenges before they met each other. Now they are happily married, parents to three beautiful children, and they use their work to transform the lives of persons affected by leprosy in India.
Shudeepta, taking control of her own life
Both Shudeepta and her sister are now working in the garment industry, where they have been able to earn a good income thanks to TLM training
Thresia, who overcame self-stigma to pursue her dreams
Because of a leprosy diagnosis, Thresia experienced self-stigma and feared being teased at school. Now, she's back studying and ready to pursue her dreams.
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