HEART for Widows is a Non-Governmental organization with seat in the USA and the sister organizations HEART for Widows HERZ für Witwen e.V. in Germany as well of Stichting HEART for Widows - with seat 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.