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Across Ethiopia, drought, civil war and food shortages are devastating the lives of people affected by leprosy. The situation is desperate. People are hungry. They need food and basic hygiene supplies like soap urgently. Will you be the difference for someone like Amara?
Amara is a woman affected by leprosy who recently told us her story. She has already faced so much hardship. Diagnosed with leprosy as a child and losing her husband a few years ago, she has had to raise their son alone. During the recent conflict, a group of armed men entered Amara’s home, sexually assaulted her and stole all her savings. There are countless other people like Amara who have been left reeling by the civil war. Now, they are trying to be rebuild their lives. But they desperately need essential supplies.
Will you show her, and others who have suffered the same horrors, much-needed love and kindness?

Your gift of £29.50 can supply an emergency food parcel and essential hygiene supplies to a person affected by leprosy.

With a gift of £59, you can provide two people like Amara and her son with an emergency food parcel and essential hygiene supplies.

For a gift of £147.50, you can help a family of five affected by leprosy by providing them with emergency supplies.

As a child in Niger, Rabi lived with the effects of extreme poverty. And then, she got leprosy, facing rejection from people in her community. Now, as a mother, she wants a better life for her little girl. Rabi wants her daughter Salama to go to school and have the opportunities she never had. But leprosy and poverty means that they must choose between food and schooling. Can you imagine having to make that choice? For families like Rabi’s, it’s hard to send children in school, especially girls. An education would widen the horizons for Salama, giving her the chance to thrive and build a positive future.

Today, you can make a difference. A gift from you could pay for school fees, books and uniform for Salama and other children like her. Your support could make sure that children affected by leprosy are diagnosed and cured thanks to outreach work in schools. Today, your kindness will mean parents like Rabi never have to choose between going hungry or sending their children to school. Their future starts with you.

A gift of £35 pays for a child to go to school for six months.

£70 will give a child like Salama the gift of education for a whole year.

A gift of £140 will keep two children like Salama in school for a year.