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Working Hands

working-hands-logoWORKING HANDS is a UK Registered Charity that raises funds for a surgical programme, currently based at a leprosy hospital in Nepal, supporting a team of Hand Surgeons who travel there to operate and to teach the local surgeons. Working Hands is independent, not linked to any major organization, and all donated funds find their way directly to the front line of treatment, purchasing equipment and consumables for each trip.

The team members give their time for free. On each visit, some 60 patients undergo surgery to restore function to their hands, enabling them to work, earn a living, support dependants and regain their self dignity. The project is currently working mainly in Lalgadh, near Janatpur in the south east flat agricultural part of Nepal.
Virtually all patients are illiterate farmers whose only resource is what they can earn with manual labour. This surgery makes a real and immediate difference to their lives and those of their dependents. An important aspect of this work is the teaching and training of local surgeons in Hand Surgery, both at Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital and at Kirtipur Hospital, Kathmandu.

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