LUV ( Leprosy at Utale Village )

LUV ( Leprosy at Utale Village )

Charity information

LUV ( Leprosy at Utale Village )

LUV is a Scottish-registered Charity which raises funds to improve the living conditions of the patients in the last remaining Leprosy Community in Malawi, and to raise awareness of the disease in the surrounding District.

The aim of LUV is to ameliorate their basic living conditions, guaranteeing 2 hot meals a day, comfortable living areas and adequate clothing, and to help make their disabilities as comfortable as possible through basic medical care, self-cleaning programmes and the use of suitable prosthetics. LUV also wishes to increase awareness of the realities of leprosy in the surrounding areas so as to limit any possible stigmatisation and discrimination. Many myths still hold sway in the rural communities and encouraging contact with the leprosy patients helps all to integrate peacefully.

Founded 2009