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Community Projects

Manpati is a member of one of our self-help groups

Our community projects are focused on holistic care

We want people who engage with our projects to experience life in all its fullness. This means our projects aim to achieve full life transformation through supporting people with livelihoods, medical care, savings, mental health support, and the tools they need to achieve a full life.

Community Projects Listed

Nagammal smiles from her wheelchair in one of our hospitals
Inclusive Empowerment India

This project supports people affected by leprosy to manage their disability, to find their own voice within local and district decision making, and to provide for their own families through sustainable livelihood programmes.

Food distribution in DR Congo during the Covid-19 pandemic
We are able!

Working towards Zero Discrimination, We are able! works to bring access to resources for food security where there has been a protracted crisis.

Reducing Leprosy and Increasing Inclusion Programme

This programme works to ensure that people affected by leprosy and/or disability are able to access information, help and support to which they are entitled.

Mozambique Mission Zero (Starts October 2021)

This new project will improve leprosy knowledge and skills in areas of high transmission, increase early detection of the disease, and ensure that local communities have the skills and confidence to solve their ongoing health and environmental challenges in a way that is relevant to their own local context.

Inclusion First

Inclusion First works in Nigeria to build the resilience of people and their families with leprosy-related disabilities so that they can fully participate in all aspects of life.

Rajo with a cow she bought with a grant from the NUPIP Project
North West Bangladesh Ultra Poverty Initiative Project (NUPIP)

NUPIP helps the ‘ultra’ poor affected by leprosy to look after their own health and find sustainable ways of making a living, whilst tackling stigma.

woman sat on a hospital bed, smiling at the camera. He right arm is in plaster of paris
Heal Nepal

Heal Nepal works through local communities to provide cutting-edge treatments and care to end suffering and disability caused by leprosy and lymphatic filariasis.

Young people in Nepal stand outside their home
Fuelling Opportunities to end Unemployment for Nepalis with Disabilities

This project works in rural areas of Nepal to assist young people in finding work.

Four of our team members in DR Congo
An integrated approach to controlling NTDs in DRC

A look at a project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that is piloting an integrated approach to controlling leprosy, Buruli ulcer and yaws.

Patrokhola Tea Garden self help group members
Activating and Engaging the Government and People in Partnership

A look at the AEP Project in Bangladesh, which is improving awareness of leprosy through the government, the media, and self-help groups across the country.