Disability Success Stories
Premlal, a 14 year old boy hails from Khapperkhedavillage of Sendhwa Block belongs to a very poor agrarian family. He has 4 sisters and a younger brother. They shelteredin a small thatched house in a very remote interior village with the care and support of their grandmother; she is 65 and suffering from different geriatric diseases. Premlal lost his mother during delivery of his youngest sister and he was 10 year old at that time.
The case story is about Munna, who fought the battle of a disease associated with discrimination and stigmatisation. When Munna was 16 year old he noticed a strange numb sensation on his body and a skin lesion on his left leg-a local doctor failed to diagnose leprosy and treated him with natural remedies. After a year his condition failed to improve so he was referred to a hospital in Chopada, Maharashtra. There leprosy was confirmed and he received Multi Drug Therapy (MDT) to treat and cure leprosy.
Dayal, 17 year old boy hails from Sendhwa in Madhya Pradesh.He belongs to a poor agrarian family of 9 members. He is the youngest to six elder sisters. Dayal’s father is a farmer and his mother is a house maker. They live in a small thatched house in a remote village. Dayal like any other child went to school, played with his village friends and helped his parents during the cultivation season.
SammalitVikasJankari [SVJ] project of GLRA India funded by European Union aims to improve access by People living with Disability (PwD) for information on Public Schemes in 5 backward districts in India. These districts are East Champaran and Kaimur in Bihar, Banaskantha in Gujarat, Barwani in Madhya Pradesh and Balangir in Odisha.