Many elderly women in India lead lives of neglect and poverty. In particular, aged widowed women are often abandoned by their families. Maitri India has constructed an Old Age Home and Ageing Resource Center in Vrindavan, which is housing 100 elderly and destitute widow mothers. The center offers facilities to shelter and empower them through vocational training and employment opportunities. Your donation will help purchase basic amenities and sustain a safe and comfortable home for residents.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Many elderly women in India suffer from poverty, isolation and social exclusion. In particular, elderly widowed women are often denied even basic rights such as food, health-care and are thrown out of their homes by their families.Thousands of such aged widows congregate in India's holy city, Vrindavan, where they usually spend the rest of their lives in austerity, begging for food and living in hovels with no electricity and running water. This project seeks to restore dignity in their lives.
How will this project solve this problem?
Maitri India's old age home offers a safe, hygienic and comfortable home for 100 elderly widowed women in 2 co locations. It provides them essentials for life including daily midday meals, nutritional supplements, clothing and healthcare. Moreover, it will facilitate skill development, income generation and secure citizenship rights and government-provided benefits. Maitri also ensures the widow mothers' dignity in death through conducting their last rites in accordance with their religious beli
Potential Long Term Impact
Our project will provide 150 aged women shelter within a supportive and comfortable environment. Through the provision of midday meals, health supplements, and enabling access to general and multi-specialty healthcare, these women will be able to lead healthier lives. In addition, the project will help increase their socio-economic independence by facilitating access to citizenship rights and opportunities for vocational training, skill enhancement and employment.
Total Funding Received to Date: $61,145
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $25,502
Total Funding Goal: $86,647