Our Background

  • We are witnessing during human’s history about the tragic fate caused by leprosy. Victims of the disease are so horrible to look at, usually on busy streets while begging for alms. Kindhearted people would give some money, others give donations in cash, goods or foods. But how long would such kind actions last? Aren’t these persons with leprosy predisposed to remain beggars forever and ever?

Habitat kusta hebat, a community of persons affected by leprosy

  • We wish to empower them. Helping persons with leprosy to find their self-esteem. So much so that people would respect them even if they are persons with leprosy. We wish persons with leprosy eventually regain their human dignity which is so inherent to every individual, regardless of their sex, race, faith or socio-economic status.
  • We would like to provide them with a decent house and a garden, and to assist them in various endeavors eg. agriculture projects, all sustainable. Their products should have excellent marketing values for facilitating supplies to nearby city. These activities should  help them, to help themselves, aiming at self-reliance to finally stand on their own feet!
  • How we want to give all we have to make this project successful but we still direly need your help which will make this project unique. Any amount you can spend, would be most welcome.  We wish this project may serve as a model in dealings with durable assistance to persons with leprosy.
  • In the past, most  persons with leprosy earn their  living by begging alms at various busiest corners of the streets.  Due to their fate and appearance,  kindhearted people would give some little or more than little funds. Others may pledge contributions periodically.  For  how long?  Aren’t people affected by leprosy doomed to beg until the end of their lives?
  • Let’s not forget that persons with leprosy are also human beings with the right to dignity. They also have the fundamental human right which must  be respected.

“IF YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT US, WHY DON’T YOU EMPOWER US?
PLEASE GIVE US SELF-RELIANCE! SUPPORT US TO STAND ON OUR OWN FEET!”

Habitat Kusta Hebat, eliminate stigma and affected by leprosy

  • We are fully convinced that this Habitat for Persons affected Leprosy inclusive society, when operated and managed ideally through empowerment of these people towards total self-reliance, may serve as a MODEL of how to eliminate the centuries olden stigma as well as the myth of leprosy in the future.

Our Vision

  • Persons affected by Leprosy and any other person share the same universal human dignity, regardless of sex, religion or socio-economic status.
  • The persons affected by Leprosy should be helped and guided towards achieving universal human dignity.
  • There should be no limit for providing help and guidance to the persons affected by Leprosy towards that end.

Our Mission

  • Explore and secure any existing commodities, sources and resources from the government or other agency for the community affected by Leprosy.
  • Provide any needs/life necessities for the persons affected by Leprosy for the sole purpose of becoming an excellent prototype of how a community of persons affected by Leprosy, if empowered, can achieve self-reliance, standing on their own feet.
  • In the future, persons affected by Leprosy should be able to market their excellent products for the benefit of the people beyond their habitat.

Our Commitment

  • We are fully convinced that this Habitat Kusta Hebat, when operated and managed ideally through empowerment of persons with Leprosy towards total self-reliance, may serve as a model of how to eliminate the centuries olden stigma as well as the mythos of leprosy in the future.

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