Help five leprosy patients become independent by gifting them special shoes-The Leprosy Mission Trust India
Help five leprosy patients become independent by gifting them special shoes, INR 1500
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Overview

The Leprosy Mission Trust India works with individuals and communities disadvantaged by leprosy by addressing their physical, mental, social and spiritual needs to uphold human dignity and eradicate leprosy.

The Basics

Only a certain kind of footwear known as the Micro-cellular rubber insole footwear (MCR) is recommended for people affected by leprosy that takes care of their feet. However, it should be noted that it is important to check the shoes everyday to see if there are any damages. In case of any damage, the footwear needs to be replaced, as MCR footwear cannot be repaired. They are simply replaced with new ones.

How It Works

• TLMTI provides customized MCR footwear accessible to people affected by Leprosy across its hospitals.
• TLMTI also supplies this footwear to the National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP) across most of the states in India.

Statistics

• 14 – Total number of TLMTI hospitals

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Average cost of footwear for 5 patients 1500.00
Unit Price 1500
Quantity
Total 1500
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Fought bravely for the dignified life
Moharmati Yadav, daughter of a postmaster, at the age of 10 had stomach pain and went to a nearby hospital in Raigarh. She was diagnosed as a case of leprosy due hypo pigment patches seen all over her body. She took MDT only for 4 months, and she discontinued taking medicine due to her father being transferred to Bilaspur district. At the age of 17 she got married to a steam engine driver. They had a daughter and two sons. During that time signs of leprosy progressed on her body with anesthesia over bilateral hand and foot resulting clawing of her fingers. She cam to Leprosy Mission Hospital at Champa nearly 6 hours travel by bus from her home. She was diagnosed with leprosy. Learning about this her husband was not willing to take her back home. It was shocking for her and she learned that there were several such people who had come to Champa for treatment from so far and some never returned. There was a small area for such people at the backyard of the hospital.
Her father took Moharmati to his home and he travelled along with her to hospital for treatment. Community members questioned her father about the ulcer on her foot and her deformity. He too decided to leave her at the leprosy colony at Champa. He thought that this would help his family to be out of stigma and that his daughter could access treatment easily from hospital. Along with her 6-month-old son she landed up in the hospital again. Her father was kind enough to hire out a tiny veranda of a hut in the colony for his daughter. Rejected by her husband and parted her older children Moharmati learned to live in poverty. From TLM B.L. Home & Hospital Champa, she was regularly examined and provided MCR footwear. She was also taught about selfcare process, how to prevent herself from developing ulcers. Moharmati wore the MCR foot wear regularly and looked after herself.
Within a month her ulcer was healed. She started some rice business in the colony for her daily income; her two sons and daughter-in-law were trained from the TLM Vocational Training Centre in Champa. After 40 years of struggle now we see her sitting inside her grocery shop in the leprosy colony & living a dignified life. She is also a member of the self-care group in the colony that was initiated by TLM. She use MCR footwear regularly and every six months she changes her footwear. She also teaches self-care to people who come to her shop

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