Did You Know?
AIFO India works to create awareness about Leprosy for early detection, provide treatment reaching remote isolated
villages and tribal areas, stop the spread of Leprosy and support initiatives to rebuild lives.
AIFO India works with the National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP) at Centre, State, District levels, along with Partners and NGOs. Our activites include,
Gift a reconstructive surgery for a child with disabilities due to Leprosy
₹20,000 for a Surgery can enable a lifetime of inclusion & opportunites
Manjunath was affected by Leprosy at the age of 16. The earliest signs were pale patches on his chest and legs. It progressed to deformities in the foot and claw fingers on his hand.
Family and community response was very bad when AIFO’s team assessed his Leprosy and referred him to the nearby government hospital for treatment. AIFO's Counselling and support with Leprosy care even at home helped Manjunath develop a positive outlook. He was able to get married and look forward to being independent.
Manjunath was further supported with candle making training and provided with a machine. This enabled him to earn ₹ 150 per day along with the help of his wife Sujatha, moving on to several orders from villages and different shops.
Manjunath has also received reconstructive surgery and looks forward to growing in his business .