Neglected no more - because I matter.

Nepal

One of the most marginalized groups in Nepal are people with disabilities. Some in this group have leprosy and Lymphatic Filariasis (LF), diseases that often cause people to feel ashamed. Most are unlikely to seek help for fear of stigma. However, waiting too long to seek help leads to permanent disability and economic insecurity. Treatment is more than just a medical issue.

Strengthening Self-Help Groups are an effective way to help people with leprosy and LF find confidence again.

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  • Encourage people with disabilities to participate in community life
  • Establish Self-Help Groups in communities and micro-credit plans for members to generate income
  • Provide necessary treatment, rehabilitation devices and surgery
  • Support the planning of community development projects
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