A leprosy village in India
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The Vision
"Stand on your own feet"

People who have leprosy can also have visions! This is what was impressed upon me when I lived and worked in the "Little Flower Project" in northern India for the first time at the age of 18. "We want to prove that we can stand on our own feet, even if we have no feet!" That is their vision.

Quite a bit has changed over the years in which I have been accompanying the people in Little Flower, by supporting them with donations, being their spokeswoman in Europe and finding others to help them fulfill their dream.

Their "standing on their own feet, even if they don’t have feet anymore" is the foundation upon which everything else is built; it is like the underlying melody and basic rhythm of the project. In addition to that the name "Little Flower" symbolizes an important strategy of the head of the project, Brother Christdas.

He once explained the following to me:

" Apart from the medical problems, there are many aspects to leprosy, which impact all areas of people’s lives:
  • their health
  • their psychological equilibrium and self-esteem
  • their social and family lives and as such their emotional support
  • their means of earning a living and financial security "

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