We welcomed Heather Alford as our speaker for our January dinner meeting. Heather introduced club members to life in Nepal, a county with exceptionally rough terrain where there are few made up roads making it difficult to get about. The Nepalese farm on terraced fields making the most of every inch of fertile land to grow crops. Most of the hard farming work is done by women by hand as the terrine is to difficult for farm machinery.
Heather explained how she used her physiotherapy skills on her two five month visits to Nepal as a volunteer with the Leprosy Mission. Leprosy can be treated but sufferers are often unable or willing to come to hospitals for treatment. The Leprosy Mission now goes out to find those with the condition to give treatment.