Helping the world’s poorest in their fight against disease, poverty, prejudice is something everyone can sign up to

We recognise and believe in the value of partnering with companies and organisations to deliver our goal of improving the lives of people affected by leprosy and other neglected diseases.

Working with us can positively influence your internal communications, supporting and developing relationships between colleagues.

Collaboration can motivate staff, promote creativity and project a positive external image, adding value and enhancing your brand.

Join with our 90-year track record of success and our credibility in the international development arena. Be part of delivering healthcare and health education to over two million people in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Lepra’s field staff go where others cannot or don’t want to go. If your company shares people-focused values and wants to gain business benefits in a constructive way, we would be delighted to discuss a tailored programme of activity with you.


Call or email our Director of Development Isabel Cross.

T. +44 (0)1206 216755

Our partners


Pavers funded our first mobile foot care unit in India, which travels around Bihar state providing custom-made shoes for people affected by leprosy and lymphatic filariasis (LF). Bihar has a population of more than 100 million, and has 10% of the world’s LF and leprosy burden.

People affected by leprosy or LF are 20 times more likely to have foot problems than the general public. Any impairment in the foot affects social, personal and economic life, so much so that people affected often do not attend social functions or mix with their community.

These custom-made shoes are designed, made and fitted by out specialist shoemakers. Each pair is unique, made to that person's individual requirements in comfortable micro-cellular rubber. The moulded soles are padded to increase the weight-bearing area and reduce pressure, so that the foot is stable and given support exactly where it's needed.

The van includes a sewing machine, a generator, a grinder for pressing soles, and materials to make bespoke footwear. It also includes beds and cooling fans as the shoe technician and driver live in the van whilst covering the many miles between their stops.

The van was officially launched in May 2015 – in the middle of an earthquake! 

Paver's funding this van has been vital to allow us to deliver some of our life-changing work. 

Asian Wealth Magazine

"Asian Wealth Magazine is pleased to have teamed up with Lepra as our official charity partner for 2014-15. 

After considering several other charities, we decided to partner with Lepra specifically because one third of the world’'s poorest people live in India and Bangladesh. These two countries currently account for 60% of the world’'s leprosy burden and Lepra’'s focus is where the need is greatest”. 

We are rolling out various projects and initiatives with Lepra and hope our business readership will join us and participate in bringing about change and help us in the fight to beat leprosy for good”."   Kalpesh Patel, Founder and Publisher, Asian Wealth Magazine


Here is what strategic brand consultancy Industry, had to say about supporting Lepra.

"When we set up the company we said we would act as a responsible business, making sure we invested back in society. We do this in two ways. The first is giving work experience to young people with the aim of inspiring them about the world of work.

The second is through pro bono work. We invest about 10% of our time annually doing pro bono work for charities. It is our chance to make a difference. But it has many benefits for the business too. It broadens our portfolio and takes us into new areas of work. It helps us make new contacts. It builds our reputation. And it is motivating for our employees.

Working with Lepra was a brilliant experience. The leadership team at Lepra had a clear idea about what they wanted to achieve and were receptive to new ideas and creative thinking. That meant we were able to take a huge leap forward creatively and get to a solution we all really believed in."

-Sholto Lindsay-Smith, Founding Director, Industry

Haddenham Healthcare

"We first got to hear about Lepra's amazing work when I met two of the staff at the British Lymphology conference. Rajni's presentation at the conference brought home the huge problem which exists in India surrounding lymphatic filariasis. We wanted to do something to help and donating our specialist compression garments was just one way we could support Lepra's work. The feedback we received from Rajni reporting on the successful outcome for people using our garments was heart-warming."   Haddenham Healthcare logo

Tim Gabb, General Manager, Haddenham Healthcare

We help improve lives through our business grants

Nilu struggled to regain her livelihood when she was cured of leprosy, so we also helped her build a business which enabled her to support her family.

Read Nilu's story