Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women

by Maitri India
Play Video
Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women
Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women
Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women
Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women
Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women
Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women
Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women
Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women
Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women
Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women
Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women
Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women
Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women
Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women
Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women
Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women
Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women
Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women
Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women
Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women
Old age home for 300 abandoned elderly women

Project Report | Dec 13, 2013
How Far We've Come - Old Age Home for 100 Abandoned Elderly Women

By Alya Husain, Anna Marie | Intern, Communications Programme Officer

Shakti Dassi
Shakti Dassi

“Freedom cannot be achieved unless the women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression.” – Nelson Mandela 

A native of Agartala in Northeastern India, Shakti Dassi came to Radha Kund, Uttar Pradesh eight years ago.  When her husband died, Shakti’s son physically abused her, and took her business and her house.  Shakti, unwanted by her sons and deprived of the needed support even from other community members, says “It’s a struggle to survive but I can manage on very little.  Like everyone else, I too hoped that my children would grow to take care of me, but they didn’t.  So I had no choice but to come here.”

Shakti chants prayer songs twice a day, four times a week, in order to earn 20 cents and a bowl of rice.

Maitri’s Ageing Resource Centre is being constructed to shelter Elderly Women like Shakti Dassi, whose lives have been shattered by oppression and abandonment.

We are pleased to announce that the construction of our Aging Resource Centre is progressing at the desired rate with the entire ground flooring complete and roof cast.  Further more, the ground floor mercenary and plastering has commenced, and pillars on the first floor have been cast.

Please view the link to see plans of the Old Age Home http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOxz8fW18g0

Completion of the Ageing Resource Centre will allow Maitri to provide 100 Abandoned and Destitute Widows with the necessary support they need.

Your contribution will help provide these Widows with housing and nutrition, in addition to the needed healthcare, social support, and ageing resources.  These resources include vocational training, pension, and security.  Additionally, resources for the academic and policy community will include the enablement of research, workshops, and forums.

Sincere thanks to each of our supporters for every generous contribution sowed into this project for the betterment and wellbeing of Elderly Women in need.

Old Age Home Construction Site
Old Age Home Construction Site
Pillars cast on the 1st floor of the Old Age Home
Pillars cast on the 1st floor of the Old Age Home

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

About Project Reports

Project reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.

Sign up for updates

Organization Information

Maitri India

Location: New Delhi, Delhi - India
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Maitri NGO
Project Leader:
Maitri India
New Delhi , Delhi India
$535,080 raised of $750,000 goal
 
5,505 donations
$214,920 to go
Donate Now

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Get incredible stories, promotions, and matching offers in your inbox

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.