Funded project

Help children affected by leprosy

Sanawad, Madhya Pradesh - India

In India, 9 out of every 100 new cases of leprosy detected are boys and girls. And this figure is increasing, which indicates that the transmission is still active and occurs at younger ages.

Funded thanks to:
  • Donors
  • Total raised
    • Uvinum clients 2.537€
  • Direct beneficiaries 40

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 100

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.



  • Materials 2.500€
  • Total 2.500€


India is the country most affected by leprosy with 60% of global cases. It is estimated that in the country there are more than two million people with disabilities due to leprosy.

The trauma of leprosy in children is enormous. Stigma and deformity cause depression in children who suffer from it, and subject them to daily discrimination by members of the family and society in general, condemning them to exclusion and poverty.

The Fontilles project aims at the physical rehabilitation of children and young people affected by this disease who suffer from eye, foot or hand disabilities and who may benefit from orthopedic surgery services at Saint Joseph Hospital in Sanawad.

Project objectives

Physical rehabilitation of children and young people affected by leprosy.

Improve the living conditions of those affected.


  • Study of the cases of each sick minor
  • Adequate orthopedic surgery in each case
  • Physical rehabilitation

Who will benefit?

Orthopedic surgery can be performed on 40 children suffering from leprosy.

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