Here’s is an amazing woman who challenged all odds

Today is International Women’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate women – all women – for who they are. Here, we celebrate a woman – an amazing woman – who is an inspiration to many.

26-year-old Mamta Gulabrao Kubade had no hope in life. She had met with an accident when she was eight years old, and that left her leg burnt. It resulted in deformity in her lower limb. Despite her disability, she completed her graduation. Job opportunities were rare and she had no confidence to seek out one. Confined to her home in Kothara village of Maharashtra, her days were dreary and nights insomnious. Her self-esteem plummeted to a new low every day.

Vertical Livelihood Model: An innovative approach to income generation

Many people find it difficult to start livelihood initiatives just because they do not have enough land to start a new business or expand their existing one.
Understanding the predicament of many such persons, The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s IHDID project, a community development project working for inclusive, holistic development of persons with disabilities, based in Kothara, Maharashtra, developed an innovative solution. It developed a livelihood model with five types of activities that can be done on a 20 feet X 20 feet plot of land.

Eliminating barriers: Meet the access auditors from TLMTI

The Leprosy Mission Trust India (TLMTI), in association with CBM India Trust, trained 13 of its staff in access audit, in a 3-day access auditor training workshop conducted from March 26-28, at TLM Kothara Hospital, in Maharashtra.