Stichting Heart for Widows is a Non-Governmental Organization with headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
It was founded with the aims of improving the lives of the widows across the nations and offering them a better place in the societies.
Being a voice for the widows is our main objective. In addition the Foundation was established to serve as instrument of self empowerment programs for the vulnerable widows, who make a large proportion of the female population worldwide, most especially in developing countries of Africa and Asia.
Many widows and their children are homeless and living on the streets, with a meal per day or without any at all, jobless and destitute. To change that, a self-empowerment program for widows was introduced. The establishment of groups of widows who work together and sell their products at the local markets will give many widows the needed social umbrella and strength to sustain, and gain hope cum self-confidence.
This message of hope, confidence, better lives and self-empowerment was introduced to groups of widows in Africa - Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Seychelles, as well in India and Nepal as part of our awareness program. The positive feedback was astonishing, as people immediately started working according to the introduced scheme of self-empowerment.
The foundation has set as it goals to guide in the setting up of the program in the countries of interest, working with volunteers on ground, making use of existing environments and institutions with close to no need of external donations.
One of our long term projects is a 'Home for widows in India'
We need your help for this large project and ask for donations. An Indian widow usually has nothing - no family, no roof over her head, practically no food and even to have a bottle of water is a problem! This home is meant as an example and place of charity, where widows will live and work together, making the self-empowerment program transparent for visitors from abroad.
Thank you very much.