In the last month of the year we succeeded in reaching and even exceeding the target of 1,000 blankets that we distributed to selected poorer people identified by our field workers in the entire district in addition to our direct patients from the leprosy, TB, and mother care programs. The total number of blankets is […]
In October and November there occurred the two major Hindu festivals of Durga Puja and Diwali, the festival of lights. Among other things both festivals require the offering of sweets. At MAITRI they were both celebrated for two days although the major event for us was certainly Diwali, when we decorated the stupas and other […]
The month of August brought the blessing of plentiful rain in an area which is traditionally water deficient, but the overabundant monsoon wreaked havoc on our garage block and on July 10 at 3:30 pm half of it collapsed. Fortunately there were no people nor animals or vehicles in that portion at that time so […]
The most important feature of this period is the end of the lockdown on June 10 and the resumption of our activities in the field on June 11. The following day on Saturday we held again our Mother and Child Care clinic at MAITRI. Read more…
Celebrating MAITRI’s 32nd anniversary. There have been many challenges over these three decades. Perhaps this last year has been the toughest yet. Thank you everyone for making MAITRI’s service to others possible. May all beings be free from suffering and its causes.
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Friends in Australia have launched a fundraising appeal for MAITRI. As you know, the situation in India is terrible. We have had to stop outside services during this latest lock down, except TB and Mother & Child program patients coming for weekly rations. Our inpatients and the animals still require our care, and the desperate […]
The major event of the two months was the celebration of World TB Day on March 24, on which we carried out mass health education by touring several provinces by jeep, while the teachers led the pupils of our Fulchatar school in a rally through 7 villages, population 3,038. As we had done for World […]
The stigma of leprosy is mainly due to the deformities caused by the disease. Their occurrence is not sudden and they develop through a series of untreated reactions, when finally peripheral nerves are affected and permanently damaged.