Suman: Your Compassion Healed This Family


Seven-year-old Suman is the second of four children. His parents are agricultural workers in the fields of northern India. Suman and his mother were both suffering from mysterious pain and swelling in their legs. They consulted several traditional healers but found no relief. The family was disappointed and worried. Suman… Read More

Leticia: Cured Times Two


Seven-year-old Leticia lives with her family in a thatched-roof hut in rural Côte d’Ivoire. One day, a neighbor noticed an odd swelling on Leticia’s right elbow. He had heard radio ads warning about such symptoms. He thought it might be serious. So he advised Leticia’s family to take her to… Read More

Shyam: “Today I Can See the Positive Results”

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How You Saved This Man Stricken with Leprosy He’s 45 now, but it was just seven years ago when Shyam Lal — this suffering man in India — noticed a problem with his feet. For some strange reason, his feet had suddenly gone numb. He couldn’t feel it if he… Read More

Mainudin: God Raised This Man Up

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With Your Support He Beat Leprosy His name is Mainudin, and he lives in a village in Nepal. A mountain range stands in the distance. Bicycles and cows move slowly along the dirt road. When Mainudin was diagnosed with leprosy, it was a tragedy for him and his mother. And… Read More

Ernawati: This Young Widow Thanks YOU for Saving Her from Leprosy

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It was about four years ago when Ernawati first began to think she might have leprosy. The disease is common in her country of Indonesia. But at just 28 years old, she was terrified of what her family and her neighbors would think if it was true. “I was suspecting,” she… Read More

Sarah: This Young Mom’s Joy Overflows

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How Your Gifts Blessed Her, in Her Own Words Sarah is a young mom in Africa who has suffered terribly from the flesh-eating disease Buruli ulcer. But thanks to you, she’s received treatment, a skin graft and a micro-credit loan to help her set up a shop and provide for… Read More

Jitendra: Your Gifts Saved This Young Boy


Jitendra is a young boy living in a remote region in India. He doesn’t even remember his father, who died of AIDS when he was just 2 years old. Since then, Jitendra’s family has been living with his grandmother. His mother and grandmother work hard as day laborers so he… Read More

Anamie: She Cried and Cried Until You Helped


Anamie lives in a small town on an island in the Philippines. She was 12 when small rashes appeared on her cheeks. “We thought that seeking help from the clinic would be expensive,” says her mom. “That’s why we ignored the rashes.” It was only when the rashes became thicker… Read More

Sein Nu: Your Compassion Sends Loving Care

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Living in Myanmar, Sein Nu sits in her bamboo hut. Dressed in peasant’s clothes, she also wears the signs of leprosy. The bridge of her nose has collapsed. Her hands are claws, and she has lost some of her fingers. Her feet are swollen and deformed, and she’s lost some… Read More

Dhrahori : Finding New Life


Dhrahori remembers when she got leprosy. It was 11 years ago. She was 34 and married. Her main fear was that her husband would disown her and throw her out of the house. That’s what happens so often to people with leprosy in countries like Nepal, where Dhrahori lives. Victims… Read More

A Blessing for Sarita


How You Helped Her Find Healing, Respect and Jesus’ Love, in Her Own Words “When I was 10 years old, I developed white patches on my body. All I knew was that I had a skin problem. When I was 16, I started getting ulcers, and then I knew that… Read More

Nazma: The Gifts That Changed Her Life


Where there’s poverty, there’s leprosy. And that’s certainly true for Nazma. Living in a remote village in Bangladesh with her two young daughters, Nazma got leprosy 16 years ago. Although she was spared the disfigurements that this disease causes, she has nerve damage. It has left her hands numb. Her… Read More

Mangal: A Life Restored

Mangal: A Life Restored

Mangal’s name means “pure”, but when she was diagnosed with leprosy, her name became a joke. Family, friends, and neighbors all said that she must have sinned to bring this calamity upon herself. In their eyes, she was no longer pure. Her future had been full of promise. Now nobody… Read More

Amos: Training and Care Make a Lifesaving Difference

Amos: Training and Care Make a Lifesaving Difference

A boil on a young son’s chest wouldn’t normally receive much notice, but it set off alarm bells for Amos’ dad. “I saw a poster about Buruli ulcer,” he explains. “When I saw the swelling on Amos’ chest, I suspected Buruli ulcer because the poster said that’s how it begins.”… Read More

Mitano: Outcast to Entrepreneur

Mitano: Outcast to Entrepreneur

Mitano, age 55, had leprosy. His family abandoned him; they were too ashamed to be associated with someone with this disease. That is the tragic power of the stigma of leprosy. Rejected by those he loved, Mitano traveled 250 miles to a place where he could eke out an existence… Read More