UPDATE: TOTAL FUNDS RAISED = $12,253.30
(Everyday hero + offline funds raised)
Hey family, friends and strangers! We are the 2020 Leprosy Mission Youth Advocates and we need your support.
In January 2020, we travelled to Kathmandu Nepal and stayed at Anandaban Leprosy Mission Hospital, where we met many people affected by leprosy and the incredible doctors dedicated to helping them. It was devastating to hear firsthand the stories of those affected by this awful disease, but what was really life changing was the hope that remains in these people, despite all they have been through. We met children who are unable to go to school because their hands are so clawed that they can no longer write. Teenagers that are afraid to tell their friends why they are in hospital through fear of being shunned due to the stigma that comes with the word "leprosy". Women whose husbands have left them and men who are no longer able to work. However leprosy is curable. Multi-drug Therapy is an antibiotic that treats the Leprosy disease and through MDT, and hospitals like Anandaban that provide physio, prosthetic's and surgeries, leprosy affected people can recover.
When we approcahed Anandaban Leprosy Mission Hospital for a project that we could support, they had a clear answer of the need at the top of the list - a better quality water supply.
Water is a fundamental human need. It is essential for drinking, cooking and keeping yourself clean. Polluted water can be deadly, causing sickness and disease. A poor water supply may also dry up in the hot season, causing water shortages, and in monsoon season it becomes even more contaminated with mud and water run off.
We are fundraising for a quality clean water supply for Anandaban Hospital. A pipe will go down 157 meters into the ground and a pump will push this clean water up the pipe to Anandaban Hospital. This will be life changing for the leprosy affected people that stay at Anandaban Hospital, but to make it happen we need to raise $25,000.
Please help us by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about this, the greater the impact, so please also spread the word by sharing our page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!