Old age home for 100 abandoned elderly women

 
$61,145
$25,502
Raised
Remaining

Summary

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.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $61,145
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $25,502
Total Funding Goal: $86,647

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Donate by US Mobile Phone

Text GIVE 14114 to 80088 to donate $10 to Old age home for 100 abandoned elderly women. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
TXT MSG from our lawyers: Note that your $10 donation will be made to the GlobalGiving Foundation-Old age home for 100 abandoned elderly women project. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by the account holder. You must reply YES to the confirmation message. You must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Text STOP to 80088 to stop all communication. Text HELP to 80088 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Full Terms: www.mGive.org/T. Privacy Policy: goto.gg/privacy.

donate now:

An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $10
    give
  • $17
    give
  • $32
    give
  • $80
    give
  • $162
    give
  • $470
    give
  • $950
    give
  • $2,000
    give
  • $10
    each month
    give
  • $17
    each month
    give
  • $32
    each month
    give
  • $80
    each month
    give
  • $162
    each month
    give
  • $470
    each month
    give
  • $950
    each month
    give
  • $2,000
    each month
    give
  • $
    give
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Organization

Project Leader

Anna Marie Lopes

Programme Officer - Communications
New Delhi, Delhi India

Where is this project located?

Close
Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.