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!

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