Thanks to your support, American Leprosy Missions is improving water quality and sanitation practices in India and Nepal.

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Clean water to drink. Toilets and indoor plumbing. Sinks for washing hands. All these things help stop disease and keep us healthy. But many people in the regions where we work do not have adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). This contributes to the spread of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) like leprosy, which can cause disabilities and drive people deeper into poverty.

To interrupt this vicious cycle of poverty, disease and disability, American Leprosy Missions and our partners launched women-led projects in India and Nepal to address WASH and to facilitate better access to health resources for people affected by NTDs.

Your gifts empower women leaders in India and Nepal to create healthy communities by improving water quality and sanitation.

In India and Nepal, women like Theralapu are responsible for their household’s water supply.
You are empowering women leaders to create healthy communities! This is a village water and sanitation committee meeting in Andra Pradesh.
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Empower women to create healthy communities

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Provide a safe water supply for consumption and improve water quality

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Improve sanitation, reducing contamination of the environment

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Teach better personal hygiene practices and provide health education

Thanks to the support of people like you, more than 300,000 people across India and Nepal have been reached with life-changing information and resources for disease prevention, sanitation and hygiene, including care for NTDs like leprosy.