Year 2 of our empowerment project supported by Misereor is already in full swing, but we had difficulties in building a team in Barru district, probably due to the still prevailing strong stigma against leprosy. After several setbacks we are now ready: Our new Barru team consists of 3 young women affected by leprosy: Rewi, Afirah and Kamriah! This month we conducted an additional training and were surprised how competently the 3 women immediately mastered the awareness information about leprosy and put it into practice the next day under the blazing sun at the harbour of Barru. We are proud and happy about our extended team! Thank you, Miseror, for your support!