Kalindi (name changed) aged 15, hails from a tribal village at Saraikela district, Jharkhand. She was living with her uncle who was affected by leprosy.
One day during her routine domestic work, she unknowingly began dropping things and felt weakness in her left hand. Her family members immediately rushed her to a nearby Government Hospital in Saraikela. She was diagnosed with leprosy and put on treatment for six months. And she successfully completed her treatment. She was referred to Claver Social Welfare Center, Amda supported by Damien Foundation for the correction of weakness in her left hand. Her surgery was successful after intensive physiotherapy. She was able to successfully overcome the hindrance and able to carry out her regular household chores.
She desires to complete her schooling and take up a course in skill training that would help for her livelihood. DFIT has encouraged her to pursue her dreams and has assured to support her through livelihood programme.