Help a widow

There are an estimated 40 million widows in India. From being called “she” to “it” once their husbands die, these women face severe discrimination that goes beyond the pronoun. Though they are no longer forced to practice the ritual sati (burning themselves on their husband’s funeral pyre), these widows are still blamed for their husbands’ deaths and expected to mourn for the rest of their lives. From depriving themselves of their femininity to restricting themselves of certain foods that are necessary to their health, all these are designed to discourage male sexual desire and the threat of sexual abuse, which widows continue to experience to this day.

Together, we can save these women from their cruel condition. By donating to Light and Life Ministries, you can help provide food and shelter to these women - a haven and a new life.