Coming Spring 2018!

We’re pleased to tell you about our exciting new partnership with Aruna Seth

The luxury shoe designer supporting people affected by leprosy with her new ‘I’m not perfect’ range, where designs with minor manufacturing defects will be sold and 10% of the profits will be donated to provide protective footwear.

Aruna’s new ‘I’m not perfect’ range embraces imperfection and allows her customers to support people affected by leprosy too.

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Aruna shares what drew her to our cause:

Before working with Lepra, I thought that leprosy had been eradicated. I have family ties in India and when I found out that it’s a country where hundreds of thousands of people are still diagnosed every year – I knew I had to do something to help.

She adds:

I pride myself on crafting the perfect pair of shoes but it always seemed sad to me that these shoes, with tiny imperfections could not realise their destiny. Now they’ll make people happy and improve the lives of people with leprosy.

Providing protective footwear is an integral part of our work. They allow people living with disabilities caused by leprosy and lymphatic filariasis to go about their daily life with a reduced risk of injury and infection. The footwear enables people to walk in comfort, which helps adults to return to work and earn a livelihood and children to return to school.

Anachal, (pictured on the left) is 12 years old and lives in the Indian state of Bihar. The blisters on her feet meant that she was unable to go to school which left her anxious about her future. After receiving treatment, physiotherapy and a pair of protective shoes, she is now fighting fit and studying hard to become a doctor.

Last year, thanks to our supporters we were able to provide 37,500 pairs of protective footwear in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique.

Now, thanks to Aruna’s support, we will be able to help even more people and make significant strides in our journey to beat leprosy.

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Do you want to become a corporate partner?

Email Daisy Turner, Major Partnerships Manager at [email protected] to share your ideas.