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Vietnamese leper.

Healing Help

People with leprosy in Vietnam receive little government aid and often suffer from other maladies related to poverty. Leprosy is curable, but those infected live in isolated areas, often without access to medicines and means to survive. A ministry based in Vietnam goes to those areas to bring aid as well as a means of livelihood. The indigenous ministry goes to markets near leper colonies to provide food packs of common items such as rice, sugar and milk to ensure survival, and it also provides affected families with the means to buy two piglets, the director of the ministry said. "Christian Aid Mission has helped us to enable each family to buy two baby pigs per family so they can raise the pigs," he said. "The female pig will produce baby pigs, so they can sell off those pigs to make profit, and the cycle keeps going."

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