Naomi Sisters Home
Many women in India are suffering from affliction, loneliness and vulnerability - and they are often forced into prostitution to survive. Widows are left destitute by their relatives, without maintenance, without economic opportunities, and without both food and their livelihoods. They often live under tarpaulins in the town, without any financial support from former relatives.
Sisters International has funded the construction of Naomi Sisters Home - a home for widows and afflicted women in Thiyagadurgam, Villupuram district in Tamil Nadu State, located in southeast India. The construction in 2012-2013 was made through a collaboration with the missionary organization EWM. Naomi Sisters Home was inaugurated in August 2013, and the first women moved in December 2013. There are currently 26 women living there.
The target group for Naomi Sisters Home are widows left by their families, abandoned and without maintenance. Another target group is women who can be freed from prostitution. The home provides women with shelter, food, clothing, medical care, and help with rehabilitation from past traumas.
Naomi Sisters Home Sewing School started in 2014. This gives the women staying there a unique opportunity to learn a new skill to make a living on their own and they get the opportunity for a whole new life when it is time for them to move from the women's home.
Do you want to help change the lives of women in India? Do you want to become a monthly donor or sponsor one of the women staying at home? Contact us.