Save a child's future Donate Fundraise You can help put an end to the poverty and suffering of children living with the effects of leprosy. Leprosy is still destroying lives Today, more than 50 children will be diagnosed and treated for leprosy - but thousands more are unaware they have the disease. It starts with a patch of discoloured skin and if left untreated, the disease causes paralysis, ulcers and infection, which can lead to life-changing disabilities and blindness. 7 million people affected by leprosy urgently need help There is a cure, but sadly, many cannot seek the treatment they so desperately need. Often people don’t know what symptoms to look out for, or where to get treated. And for many, treatment means travelling hundreds of miles to access care. The terrible stigma of this disease also means many people hide in the shadows – too fearful to seek diagnosis. For children, delayed treatment can be devastating It can lead to a lifetime of poverty, disability and stigma – preventing them from going to school and restricting their prospects for the future. All because they were unable to access the cure in time. You can help children receive the cure A donation of just £5 could help screen an entire school for cases of leprosy. By supporting this early detection programme, you can stop leprosy from destroying the lives of young children. Donate now We work to ensure that children with leprosy receive the cure quickly and that people at risk of leprosy in Bangladesh, India and Mozambique can recognise their symptoms and access treatment. We also care for those with disabilities by providing protective footwear, physiotherapy and reconstructive surgery to help them live a much better quality of life. At just 13 years old, Alim and his family thought his life was over. Patches started to appear on his body and his mother feared it was leprosy, as his father had experienced the disease and now has disabilities. Thankfully, we reached Alim in time and diagnosed him before life-changing disability developed. He is now receiving treatment and in time the patches will fade - nobody will be able to tell he has had this disease. If Alim hadn't received the treatment when he did, his story could have been very different. Any donation you can give today will help save the futures of children living in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique, so they can live full, happy and meaningful lives. Yes, I want to save a child's future Your support is vital and together, we will beat leprosy.