I DO NOT BEG NOW
Sunder Mahato S/O Shri Agnu Mahto, 55 years old Resident of Leprosy Colony supported by NLR Foundation (Premnagar Leprosy Colony, district bokaro, Jharkhand)
Originally a resident of the village jamunia tarn of block mahuda in district dhanbad, Jharkhand
Villagers started discriminating me at all places including my work .Then I started begging. One of the disabled persons informed me about Dhorimata Leprosy Mission Hospital Bokaro. I went there for treatment too.
Later, one day I got to know about Ration distribution by P.D.S in Premnagar leprosy Colony, I went there and expressed my willingness to live with the people there to save from starvation & discrimination. Since then, I have been there with my wife. I got married in the same colony. For my livelihood, I started pig farming but unfortunately some of the pigs got diseased & died. I stopped pig farming then after.
My life became bit-relaxed & easy after meeting NLR FOUNDATION Team in the year 2011. They taught me SELF CARE Practice
Highly effective in healing my wounds & stooped further complications in my skin & nerves. In 2014, I participated in the Personality development workshop conducted by them. I did not want to beg anymore. I do not beg now. I started pigging again. I have 32 healthy pigs now to earn livelihood for me & my wife. Today, I do mobilization & encourage Self-Care practice for other people to enable them to be healthy, independent & productive.