Widows program 2021

The Corona situation in India has eased in our region. Now we can finally carry out our regular projects again. For example, we distributed clothing to 2350 widows during the “Colorful Day for Widows”.

A member of parliament invited to the distribution had already read about our UPPAHAR projects in the newspaper several times. He doubted the authenticity of the reporting. Therefore, this time he participated himself. He was so enthusiastic about the action and the good quality of the clothes that he gave each widow additional money. Afterwards, he promised to buy a saree for every woman in the village.

Why are we doing this? Widows in particular have a difficult life in India. Especially in rural areas, superstitions and myths about women who have lost their husbands still persist. For example, if you go to work in the morning and see a widow on the way, you lower your eyes and quickly go back home to cover the distance again to avoid possible misfortune.” According to our motto, “Open your mouth for the mute and for the cause of all who are abandoned,” we are very happy to take care of widows.

Thank you, donors, for making this important ministry possible!

The children are back

We waited a long time for this: since March 2020, our children were in the villages. The children’s homes were closed, the whole country was in lockdown. With the help of our sponsors, we were able to provide basic food to many thousands of families, including our children in care. Since February 2021, schools have reopened in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Children are coming back, and in Andhra Pradesh, 90% of the children are already back in our children’s homes and daycare centers. We have started distributing the school equipment for the new school year. Here are some pictures:

    In Odisha, the situation is still somewhat different. Until now, children in grades 9 to 12 were allowed to return to schools and homes.

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