Light Truck For Life
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Ended Oct 1, 2014
Help us raise funds to buy a small van for a marginalised community of people suffering the devastating after effects of Leprosy.

Parahita is a community of around 150 people just outside Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), who have been left with the ...
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Help us raise funds to buy a small van for a marginalised community of people suffering the devastating after effects of Leprosy. http://www.facebook.com/LightTruckForLife

Parahita is a community of around 150 people just outside Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), who have been left with the devastating after effects of the disease, leprosy. For these people, who have been shunned from their homes and communities, and who are unable to travel on public transport find their day-to-day life is a constant struggle. The leprosy disease has left many without the ability to walk, hold every day items, or have been left blind, making it difficult to achieve simple tasks. Without access to transport when they need it, these people are unable to receive medical help, as they have no way of getting to the hospitals or health clinics.

When visiting this community one of the biggest things they told us that would make their lives easier was a ‘light’ truck. A light truck is able to carry nearly twenty people at one time, with the room for people to lie down, or fit wheel chairs in as well as plenty of roof storage to hold supplies to bring back to the community. This light truck will enable this community to get to the hospitals for treatment, or the markets for supplies, making their lives easier and every day life necessities more accessible.

With this in mind we are seeking to raise US $15,000 to be able to buy this community a light truck so they can easily travel to and from hospitals, markets and access the help that they need. The money includes training in use and maintainance of the vehicle.

Every little bit towards raising this money counts, so don’t think ‘ Why bother? What difference can I make?’ because you CAN make a difference. If 1000 people who had a spare $10 all had this attitude, then we would have lost the opportunity to make a $10,000 difference to this community’s life. So please give what you can, and help raise awareness about this disease. We have the ability to help those people living with the after affects live an easier and more empowered life.

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