1. Economic Rehabilitation through Micro-Grants
Using proven micro-lending strategies, Rising Star fosters small business growth as an alternative to begging.
By providing meaningful employment to people living in leprosy colonies, the stigma attached to the disease
2. Medical Care through Mobile Medical Clinics
Rising Star provides mobile clinics and partners with area hospitals to treat critical medical and related
health issues for those suffering with the affects of leprosy. The clinics also provide hygiene training, vision
care, and an aggressive screening program to detect and treat new cases of the disease.
3. Educating Children to become Productive Citizens
Rising Star children’s homes and schools provide students a rigorous academic program that includes
English, Science, and Computer Technology. Other programs deal directly with the causes of leprosy by
teaching children and their families about proper hygiene, living skills and future self-reliance.
4. Life-long Humanitarians by providing Service Opportunities to Volunteers
Every Rising Star volunteer has the opportunity to lift a life by giving positive service to a child and
someone afflicted with leprosy. This service provides a foundation for continued humanitarian outreach
of compassion and charity throughout a volunteer’s life.