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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.

Read more about our community projects in The Leprosy News, our quarterly magazine

Click to read The Leprosy News, Q1, 2022

Community Projects Listed

A lady who has benefited from the project smiles to camera
Establishing 700 Self-Help Groups across North Bangladesh

Over 15 years, TLM Bangladesh have established a network of 700 Self-Help Groups, which have now become autonomous Disabled Peoples' Organisations.

Self-help group members in Bangladesh meet together, sat in a group in plastic chairs
Facilitating for Rights, Entitlements and Empowerment (FREE)

The FREE project aims to improve living conditions for persons affected by leprosy through increasing access to government entitlements and services.

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.

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.