Our Program

Rising Star Outreach brings hope and dignity to children and families afflicted by leprosy in Southern India. Rising Star
Outreach Inc. is a 501(C)(3) non-profit charity dedicated to the eradication of leprosy and its resulting stigma.

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      Our Four Initiatives

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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

is reduced.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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