The New Hope Charitable Trust supports a series of initiatives in the Odisha Tribal Region north of Chennai in South East India. As a local NGO, its main aim is to help uplift the poor and disadvantaged.
Since its foundation New Hope has carried out health inspections on over one million people in western Odisha. 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.
Dragoman groups travelling between Chennai and Kolkata visit the leprosy centre in Muniguda as part of our 5 day excursion deep into the heart of the Odisha Tribal Region. Groups have a cooking demonstration, spend some time with the children of the New Hope Trust Orphanage and overnight in basic rooms in the grounds of the charitable trust. Read more about our 5 day visit to this area here.