Many elderly women in India lead lives of neglect and poverty. In particular, aged widowed women are often abandoned by their families. Maitri India is constructing an Ageing Resource Center in Vrindavan, which will be a home to 100 elderly and destitute widow mothers. The center will also offer facilities for empowering them through vocational training and employment opportunities. Your donation will help purchase furniture and equipment to create a safe and comfortable home.
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.
Maitri India's old age home offers a safe, hygienic and comfortable home for 100 elderly widowed women.Our program also provides them essentials for life including daily midday meals, nutritional supplements, clothing and healthcare. It will also help 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 beliefs.
Our project will provide 100 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: $7,918
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $14,082
Total Funding Goal: $22,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).