On Mother's Day, we want to acknowledge the countless mother's affected by leprosy who continue to care for their families and their loved ones. Mothers hold a special place in society; caregivers, life-givers, protectors and mentors. Theirs are stories that deserve to be told.
At the turn of the 20th century, leprosy was a serious and rampant problem, affecting the lives of millions and creating a steep divide within already fractured countries. Lepra, then named BELRA, committed itself to leprosy control, sending specialists, doctors and many lay volunteers to these countries to assist with the disease.