Economic development for social inclusion

NEW DELHI: The Community Intervention Unit (CIU) attached to Shahdara Hospital of The Leprosy Mission Trust India is dreaming big for women affected by leprosy in Satyajeevan Kusht Ashram (leprosy colony), in Lajpat Nagar in New Delhi.

On April 7, CIU team had a meeting with 20 self-help group (SHG) members of the colony and initiated discussion for starting a small-scale sanitary pad making unit in the colony. After training, the women in the colony will manufacture sanitary pads and men will support them in other activities, such as procuring raw material, marketing, etc. This initiative is expected to bring sustainable livelihood to the 30 families affected by leprosy living in the colony.