We have visited some of the earth’s toughest places, traversed in 85 countries, but this trip to Bihar on the border of India and Nepal would turn out to be the worst living conditions for people we had ever seen. It’s a place wracked with poverty, where beggars dot the streets. Only many of these beggars are different than any others. They have leprosy. Each year Meridian chooses a humanitarian project and invites all of our readers to participate together in making a difference somewhere. It’s the ultimate group hug, to see if all of us pitch in, even a little, if we can’t make a big difference somewhere. Here's how you can be a part of it.