Warm blankets for 500 destitute widows in India

 
$10,317 $0
Raised Remaining
Nov 30, 2012

Jamuna's Story

Jamuna Dassi
Jamuna Dassi
I was married at the young age of seven. Needless to say, I did not even understand the meaning marriage at such a young age. However, my parents were poor and wanted me to be settled in marriage early.  My husband was 15 years older than myself and he died only a few years after we were married.  We did not have any children, so I returned to live with my mother for 13 more years.  Then I moved to Radha Kund (Vrindavan) to be among other widows.  I cleaned homes and begged for money for forty years. 
It was a very difficult lifestyle, so when I heard about Maitri India, I approached them for support and today I am in their care.  Maitri has provided a safe haven and a place where I can regain my dignity and respect.  I am so grateful to be here and I appreciate the work that Maitri does so that I do not have to spend my last years as a beggar.

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