Widows in India
When a woman in India becomes a widow, she loses all the safety she previously had, and often have very little opportunity to support themselves and their children. Many widows therefore end up in simple sheds or on the street.
Sisters International is doing extensive work for widows in India through a partnership with the local organization EWM. Days are planned when they go out and pick up the widows for a day of community where they can meet others in their situation. During these days they receive a free meal, medical care, and may bring a sarie home, the Indian woman's traditional dress. Most widows only have one such apparel.
Sisters International, along with EWM, have started up sewing courses for women in India, where many of the women were widows. Naomi Sisters Home was inaugurated in 2013 and is a home where widows and girls / women rescued from prostitution receive the opportunity for rehabilitation, medical aid and sewing training, giving them the opportunity for a new life.
Do you want to help change the lives of widows in India?
Please contact us for more information.