Maitri India

Mission: Promote primary health, education and restore human rights to empower India's most vulnerable populations. Maitri defends human rights and strengthens communities through individual and community empowerment with advocacy, education, community-based program development, and networking. We work with Destitute Widows, Members of uniformed services and their families, Migrant workers and their families, Survivors of domestic violence, Underprivileged children, HIV/AIDS affected people.

Looking Up

Looking Up
Despite the pain of abandonment this widow mother like many others now lives a life of dignity and respect. Her gaze is a symbol of endurance, determination and hope. (view small | med | large | orig)

Dancing Away Their Sorrows

Dancing Away Their Sorrows
Abandoned by their own kith and kin after the death of their husbands many widow mothers in India come to Vrindavan in search of peace. Here they are seen carefree in song and dance. (view small | med | large | orig)

A Priceless Smile

A Priceless Smile
Once abandoned, this Widow Mother is now under Maitri's care receiving a daily mid day meal, health care and her basic necessities. (view small | med | large | orig)

Some of the widow mothers under Maitri's care

Some of the widow mothers under Maitri's care
Photo from Progress Report 'Making their dream a reality' (view small | med | large | orig)

Artwork progressing in Maitrighar., Vrindavan

Artwork progressing in Maitrighar., Vrindavan
Photo from Progress Report 'Making their dream a reality' (view small | med | large | orig)
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