The RECLAIM 2 project finished its second of a five-year cycle last year. Implemented by the Nepal Leprosy Fellowship, RECLAIM 2 works to develop communities on the Terai plains of Nepal through empowering people affected by leprosy and disability by forming Self-Help Groups and Cooperatives.
Last year the RECLAIM 2 project’s achievements included:
Social Return on Investment
Last year, 3,658 people were able to learn more about leprosy, disability, and general health awareness, at a cost of $1.60 per person.
Project Outcome: people affected by leprosy get the care they require
Fulmani was diagnosed with leprosy nine years ago, but stopped treatment when she lost her prescription and access to Multi-Drug Therapy (MDT). She was afraid to seek treatment because she didn’t hold Nepali citizenship. In the absence of treatment, Fulmani’s feet formed large wounds that wouldn’t heal, and she could barely walk as a result.
Nepal Leprosy Fellowship (NLF) found Fulmani and helped her get her citizenship and a disability card, so she could again access treatment. When it became clear that her wounds were too severe to manage, NLF helped Fulmani get to Anandaban Hospital, where her foot was successfully amputated. Once she is fully recovered from the operation, NLF will fit Fulmani with a prosthetic leg.