Rima was just seven when she caught leprosy. Today she is suffering severe life-affecting disabilities in a city paralysed by Covid-19. Rima has been locked down by leprosy.
Your gift today could:
Rima has lost fingers, toes and feeling. She needs crutches and her flesh is often eaten away by deep ulcers. Her heart and self-confidence are broken.
To feel safer, Rima stays away from other people.
"They say God is punishing you by giving you leprosy. Most days I don't leave the house."
With your help, there can be hope. You can help set Rima free, by giving her the chance to join one of your self-help groups in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Self-help groups are places where those affected by leprosy and disability can come together and support each other. Your support today can help fund the Bangladesh project that establishes self-help groups in communities like Rima's.
Your donation will help form a pool of funds that self-help groups can borrow for micro-enterprises like sewing or a tea-shop.
Rima desperately wants to join a self-help group. The micro-enterprise system you have set up offers real hope for her and her child.
Today, will you reach out to help those that others walk past and actively avoid?