As part of Stepacross CIC commitment to helping others we also have developed a relationship with the New Hope Rural leprosy Trust and make donations to fund the essential work of the charity. New Hope was established originally to help those suffering from leprosy but since its work has expanded to include tribal people in general, street children and victims of ‘natural’ disasters. Since its foundation New Hope has carried out health inspections on over one million people in western Orissa. Over 6,000 people have been identified with leprosy and most have received treatment. Over 5,000 have been cured. About 400 are currently being treated at their Centre in Muniguda. New Hope also has homes for old people, disabled children and for street children. Stepacross CIC
Stepacross CIC meet the founder and director of New Hope Rural Leprosy Trust Mr Eliazar Rose along with the Mayor of Southampton and other social activists and supporters of the charity.