CHAREDELECO

Nkungi Village in the Singida Region of Tanzania is home to one of the world’s largest leper colonies. Assisting over 150 individuals still afflicted with this terrible disease, Charity Relief For Destitutes From Leprosy in the Community (“Charedelco”) is a local non-government organization (NGO) organized in 2003 and directed by Mr. Yesaya Nalaila, with the mission to help the “least of these” cope with their affliction and to provide some much needed living assistance.

AfricanSMILE has teamed up with Charedeleco to help those afflicted by Leprosy and their families live a life of dignity.  We are focused on lifting up the children and families of Lepers, breaking a vicious cycle of poverty and stigma in the area. To date, AfricanSMILE has focused on providing housing for lepers and educational resources for the children of those afflicted with Leprosy.

Man afflicted with Leprosy

Man afflicted with Leprosy