Special shoes enable Sarita to walk

Sarita is a girl of 9 years old. She came to our notice when her mother carried her to meet our team that was bringing earthquake relief supplies to Kalika School in a remote and high part of Sindhuli district. These are all Tamang folk (mountain people): very poor, mostly illiterate, and most of the children speak only Tamang. Sarita hasn’t got leprosy, but her feet were badly burned in a fire when she was just 8 months old. Her mother had gone to feed the goats and Sarita was left in th...
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Nepal’s Creative Basketry

Susi Dunsmore, a long-time supporter of the textile trade in Nepal and friend of NLT, has produced a booklet about the impressive work of Nepalese basket makers. Many of these craftsmen rely on income from basketry to subsidise what they earn from farming, however the horrendous earthquakes of last year hit the basketry trade hard, with homes being destroyed, access roads damaged and a decline in the number of tourists and other buyers. This beautifully produced booklet, Notes on Nepal’s Cre...
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Update on Kalpana August 2016

You will remember from our last letter that Kalpana, one of our patients, was facing a very difficult future with no home, no husband, and four young children, including one with cerebral palsy. Your help has made a huge difference and Kalpana is much better, the two girls are going to our Sunrise Academy school, and the family has a new house nearby which is nearly finished and will belong to them. Kalpana has gained strength and health and is working again, using her skill in gravel-sort...
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Bob’s Walk Completed – 3rd September 2016

Since March, the Rev. Bob Higham, a former trustee of NLT, has been walking the 96-mile England-Scotland border in various stages to raise funds for NLT. Accompanied by his daughter Shirley and friend Colin, they completed their endeavour on 3rd September, arriving triumphantly at the cliffs above the North Sea. The walk was completed in 11 stages across different days throughout the spring and summer. Some highlights of the journey include dodging rally cars competing in the Kielder Fore...
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2016 – Married at Age 10… Vibya’s story

Little Vibya first came to Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital and Services Centre in 2015, bringing her heartbreaking tale of a troubled upbringing and extreme poverty, which led to her being married at just 10 years old as her mother could no longer financially support her. Her husband, one year older than her, was physically abusive while her mother-in-law treated her like a slave rather than a member of the family. It seemed that she was trapped in a life with no hope, and she was having suicidal thoug...
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Dr Clugston Collects his Gong!

As reported back in January, Dr Graeme Clugston has been made an Officer of the Order of Australia. He was officially presented with the honour at the Australian Embassy in Kathmandu on 29th July 2016, in recognition of his distinguished service to medicine, to global health and nutrition and to the international community of Nepal, particularly to people with leprosy. Congratulations Graeme!    
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