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Shondha Mondon - TLM Hero

A woman in a bright orange sari sits at a desk and looks at the camera

Inspired by the example of Jesus, Shonda felt called to use her skills to bring hope and healing to people affected by leprosy. She was even happy to accept a drop in salary in order to work as project manager for the Advocacy for Empowerment Programme, a project funded by TLM.

Thanks to Shonda’s hard work, more and more people in hard-to-reach areas of Bangladesh are accessing the cure for leprosy and receiving the treatment and care they need.

Shonda and her team travel from town to town seeking those who have been neglected and forgotten. In spite of her many responsibilities, she still takes time to care for individual patients, examining them and dressing their wounds.

Shonda is on the frontline of leprosy care; detecting hidden cases of the disease and helping to prevent people from developing leprosy-related disabilities by teaching them to clean wounds on their hands and feet.

Shonda is one of many TLM staff who work so tirelessly on the frontline, caring for leprosy patients and showing Jesus’ love to people who have been rejected by their families and shunned by their communities. Shonda and others like her give a voice to the voiceless and empower people affected by leprosy to regain dignity, identity and hope for the future.

As she has put it in her own words:

“I was inspired by the Bible to come and work with leprosy, I wanted to help those who are neglected. No one was talking for them, so I wanted to help them raise their voice.”