THE PAINFUL EXPERIENCES OF WIDOWS IN SOCIETIES.
As widows move through their own experiences of grief, loss, or trauma following the death of their husband, widows often face economic insecurity, discrimination, stigmatisation and harmful traditional practices, simply because of their marital status. In many countries, widows do not have equal inheritance rights, they may be stripped of their land, evicted from their homes or even separated from their children. Furthermore, they may be denied access to inheritance, bank accounts and credit, which can have significant financial impact on them, their children and future generations.
According to Mrs Chinna Joseph, "I had five children before my husband died 18 years ago, ever since my husband died life has been miserable and shattered for us we need help"
The goal of "train 3k widows in snail farm, a project in GlobalGiving, not only to give widows some succour, but practically teaching and supporting them to be self-reliant. Our supported agricultural programmes for farmers in our areas of operation is constantly geared towards sustainable objectives that will not only empower the beneficiaries, but also create an economic independence that will continue into the future. This is the principle upon which most of our programmes derive their push from.
We aimed to empower widows in training, rearing and supply of 500 pieces point-of-lay African Giant Achatina Magrinata snails and cages to three thousand widows that will be drawn from all 15 rural communities
It is our vision to empower them and boost their self-confidence with provision of farm inputs and basic education to improve their wellbeing.
We plan to assist more widows form a cooperative society and engage in other self-help ventures like piggery, snail farming and goat keeping.
Your donation can make a difference in the life of a widow by providing her a means of livelihood. Did you know that for just $10, the Samonyemaechi Foundation can help solve and tackle problems widows face in their families after the death of their husband. “Join me by donating $10 for every hour you (or a loved one) needed help in life. Victimization comes in all shapes and sizes, but one thing we have in common is that most of us have undergone such situations and successfully come out of it. Let’s make sure widows are protected and their future and aspirations are assured too.