The misery of Single Mothers in Nepal
Until this day the girls and women in Nepal are the majority of the unfed, stunted and uncared fore, the most discriminated, abused and exploited! In spite of some progress in this area over the last decade worst forms of discrimination are still a sad reality in Nepal. Without any social net and deprived of any support many Widows and single mothers find themselves on the lowest rung of the social ladder, they are stigmatized and often deprived of the most basic human rights.
The armed insurgency in Nepal accounts for the growth of widows and single mothers in Nepal as well as the significant number of men that are leaving to work abroad and never return.
Many husbands and fathers are leaving their wives and children to marry other women while others are wrecked by alcoholism and drugs.
This is leaving a huge number of single mothers without a bread earner and without protection.
The situation is even worse for single mothers with dependent daughters only and many of them find themselves in a desperate situation.
Extreme poverty and the lack of education is the root cause for all the misery encountered in rural Nepal and in the slums surrounding the cities. Poverty and the lack of education is the root-cause for worst forms of discrimination and violence such as prostitution, trafficking, child-marriage, rape and other intolerable forms of violence on girls and women.
We are determined to change this intolerable truth!
We are supporting our beneficiaries where they are living. In their homes in the villages or in the slums.
EDUCARE stands for Education, Healthcare, Food, Clothing, Hygiene, Counseling and Assistance whenever this is needed. “Educare-Families” are destitute single Mother/Grandmother headed families.
We are providing these families with staple food, clothes, healthcare and hygiene and most importantly we are providing education for the children!
These families are not receiving any money from us and this in order to prevent misuse and a total dependency. The mothers have to continue to work and the whole family is helping to make ends meet.
Our approach is unique in Nepal and with it we are creating a minimum of dependence compared to children’s homes and institutions. More over our approach is direct and effective: with “one dollar a day” we are making all the difference for our beneficiaries.
By now our Educare-Project” has been running for seven years and during this time we have not recorded a single incident of rape, sexual-violence, trafficking, violence or child marriage amongst our beneficiaries. All our families are feeling cared for and protected all our children are thriving and they are showing remarkable development, progress and confidence.
More over our work is highly appreciated by the larger community, schools, NGO´s and the Government authorities.
Due to your kindness and your generosity, we have been able to help our 26 “Educare-Families” , adding up to a total of 86 beneficiaries. We are highly motivated and eager to increase the number of our families and we are ready to ad ten more “Educare-Families” in the year 2022.
Please support our mission; no one is more deserving of your help then these helpless and hopeless beings.
Surendra & TEAM
Bahini Educare Foundation