In many Indian societies, if a husband passes away, the wife bears the blame for her husband’s death which is considered a manifestation of the wife’s past sins. Considered a bad omen, widows are often abandoned by their families, left destitute, and forced to beg for daily survival. Maitri is striving to influence, reeducate, and change the cultural stigma’s that have created this problem.
Any contribution will be greatly accepted and appreciated. Below are the costs of feeding the women to see how far your contribution will go.
Give a midday meal to one widow for 12 months: Rs. 12,000 ($240-250 USD)
Give a midday meal to two widows for 12 months: Rs. 24,000 ($480-490 USD)
Give a widow a Indian Saree (with petticoat and blouse): Rs. 475 ($9.50 USD)
Give a widow a Sweater: Rs. 600 ($12 USD)
Give a widow a Shawl: Rs. 500 ($10 USD)
Give a widow a Chappal (Indian sandal): Rs. 150 ($3 USD)
Donations such as: clothing, blankets, medical supplies, etc. are also graciously accepted.
Maitri is a tax exempt (80G) organization – for more information, click here.
You can also send cheque/draft to “Maitri” at the address below:
Maitri, J-92, Anant Ram Dairy Complex, R.K. Puram Sector 13, New Delhi 110066