Empowering young widows
Today, there are over 40 million widows in India. India has been ranked as one of the worst countries in the world to be a woman, especially a widow. Widows in India are blamed for their husbands’ deaths. They are often kicked out of their in-laws’ homes and left to care for their young children with little or no money. Shunned and isolated from society, they have no job prospects and are often forbidden from remarrying.
We want to help this particularly vulnerable group of women.
Sew A Future provides sewing machines and training to these young mothers so they can take on tailoring jobs in their villages and earn a living. When you invest in women, they invest in their children and their communities. But to truly thrive, they need a steady source of income to support themselves and their families.
Just $110 will provide a mother and her young children with a sustainable source of income for life: a sewing machine. A sewing machine does much more than allow one to stitch clothes; it provides a mother with self-respect and dignity—most importantly, in the eyes of her children.
Supporting one’s family and living with dignity form the basic foundation of human life — for living merely to survive is not living at all.