Akifah is only 10 years old and is being treated for leprosy. Her little body has already been attacked by the disease and her hands are stiff, clawed and unusable – she cannot throw a ball, hold a pencil or even hold her Mum’s hand. Her feet are also damaged and she drags her foot when she walks.
Akifah has been cured of leprosy, but she is frightened. She desperately needs an operation to fix her clawed fingers. Akifah has had the freedom to be a child stolen from her, by leprosy.
Unfortunately, Akifah isn’t the only child living with the effects of leprosy – there are thousands. Today, somewhere in the world other little children will be told that they have leprosy. This Christmas you can help children like Akifah get the care they need. They don’t want chocolate, or toys. They just want to be able to dance again. Your special gift can transform the life of a child like Akifah.
This Christmas you can make sure that children get the cure and surgery they desperately need.
£24 could cure a child of leprosy
£60 could provide nutritious food for a child, during a two-month hospital stay
£120 could give a child surgery on their damaged hand or foot to enable them to use it again