A short summary of your project
Our partners, Manav Sadhan, have five communities they support in Ahmedabad and one of these is called the Loving Community. This community, who were excluded from society, is made up of people who previously had Leprosy but no longer have the infection. However, they still suffer from the effects of the infection such as loss of limbs and the social stigma it carries, not only for them but also their children and their children's children who cannot get work due to the outdated perception of the infection, this are isolated in the slums of Ahmedabad.
Who are you?
I'm the Associate Dean (International) for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at DMU. DMU has been working to improve the local community in Ahmedabad for the last two years and is expanding the impact to improve those living in the poorest parts.
Having recently visited our partners, Manav Sadhna with 58 DMU Nursing students I witnessed first hand the impact that DMU can have on the people of Ahmedabad, India. Every year during monsoon season homes in the Loving Community are flooded by extremely contaminated water and the residents have to resort to living in the local community centre for weeks on end.
Where will the money go?
Two houses will be raised above the sewage ridden water level for monsoon season in July.