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Sanku’s Story – darkness in to light

In 2016, Sanku started to notice nodules and patches, and his life began to fall apart... Thankfully with the help of the Leprosy Mission, Sanku can carve out a new future for his family.


In 2016, Sanku started to notice nodules and patches, and his life began to fall apart. He was a carpenter and made a good living to support his wife and their new baby, but when customers noticed his condition they avoided him, and very soon his income began to decline.


His family started to shun them and he began to worry about the future of his little girl.


Thankfully, the Leprosy Mission staff visited their community and diagnosed him with leprosy. They gave him all the medication he needed but the impact of their support didn’t stop there.


A self-help group was set up in the community meaning Sanku’s wife, Apurna, could learn to tailor and set up her own small business.


With the help of the Leprosy Mission, Sanku can carve out a new future for his family.



They still lead a very simple life but they have enough food to eat every day and they can afford to send their daughter to school.



Sanku and Apurna are so grateful for our supporters' help through The Leprosy Mission.


Apurna talked about the light that had come into their lives compared to the darkness they were living in when Sanku was sick.

Bangladesh

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