The term welfare, to us, encompasses anything which makes current and former leprosy patients able to lead happier, healthier and more comfortable lives, similar to the life they might have led if sickness and disability hadn’t intervened.
It includes a regular supply of basic needs such as rice, kerosene, soap etc, help with transport, clothing, toys, drinking water, craft materials, crutches, wheelchairs, Christmas hampers and, sadly, sometimes help with funeral costs.
A regular monthly donation helps the Foundation to supply vital food, water and other items to families in desperate need. Click here to commit to give your regular support.
Our work also includes the areas of leprosy control, medical treatment, education, housing and income generation.
Although many ni-Vanuatu are quite comfortable with traditional dress at home in their village, they need clothes to enable them to visit town and participate more widely in society.
Kiakia was unable to walk because of the effects of leprosy. A pair of crutches have given him more independence.
When a patient or family member passes away the cost of a funeral can be an unbearable burden. Help with the provision of food and other items enables the family to show their love and respect.
At Christmas we try to provide a little extra with the usual quarterly provisions to enable the families to really enjoy their special day.
A quarterly supply of basic foods helps Taunteeang to keep his family healthy.