CARITAS Shanghai’s Leprosy Project is based in Xichang, Sichuan Province.
This area of China is populated by the Yi Minority people, a high proportion of whom have leprosy. We work closely with the Korean Missionary Society on this project.
HOW WE HELP
CARITAS Shanghai helps pay for daily-use medicines for the treatment of leprosy and for special shoes developed for lepers who have lost part or all of their feet.
Leprosy attacks the extremities first, making walking incredibly painful.