NLR India Foundation has been involved in transforming leprosy affected families and building their lives through livelihood promotion programs. Livelihood promotion is one of the socio-economic rehabilitation approach that aim to become a part of community development process.
NLR India Foundation has been catering to the livelihood needs of the persons affected by the leprosy since its inception in 7 states including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Delhi.
NLRIF supports leprosy affected persons to have their own dignified income and reduces their dependency on others..
At NLRIF , under Livelihood Promotion program we believe in :
- Enhancing wellbeing to live with dignity and it is beyond generating income…
- Livelihood promotion move forwards Persons affected by leprosy to Never stand pleading &demanding for that which people have the power to earn
- There is always something one can do & succeed at , how difficult life may seem.
We take care of self-sufficiency by providing micro-lending for business loans to people affected by leprosy so as to enable them to start self-reliant enterprise. When people with disabilities are able to make financial contributions to their families, they often report increased participation in family activities such as decision-making.
Livelihood is a foremost key of economic independence for persons affected by leprosy because economically independent people are well accepted in the society and helps them in gaining self confidence. Social acceptance of such leprosy affected people set example for other disabled people and motivates them to believe in saying –“ Not disabled by the disabilities you have, you are able by the abilities you have”.
NLR India Foundation has been doing well so far in generating many such success stories which are pride exemplary …