10th January, 2019 - Lesotho
The team members and representative in Lesotho kickstart the widows’ work in the country by visiting some widows in a community with gifts presentation.
31st December, 2018 - Germany
At the end of the year, 2018, Stichting HEART for Widows signed a contract with the shop KREATIVFACH in the city of Berlin to be reselling the widows’ products from Africa, Asia and Europe.
19th December, 2018 - Rwanda
The widows’ group in Rwanda would be participating in another EXPO organized by the government between 19th-23rd December, 2018, in Kigali.
14th December, 2018 - Germany
Another delivery of the widows’ products from Chennai, India, landed today at the front of our office in Berlin, Germany.
4th December, 2018 - Rwanda
The widows’ group of Stichting HEART for Widows in Rwanda attended a 5-day EXPO’ in Kigali, to exhibit their products before the Prime Minister, Ministers, Mayors, Commissioners and other dignitaries.
28th November, 2018 - Nigeria
Ongoing production of massive and beautiful locally handmade bags by the widows’ group in Akure, Nigeria.
14th November, 2018 - Germany
The administrative office in Berlin, Germany, received a delivery of the widows’ products in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
15th October, 2018 - Nigeria
The Stichting HEART for Widows donated a second sewing machine to our training centre in Akure, Nigeria. Thank you all for your generous support.
10th October, 2018 - Rwanda
A senior officer from the Rwanda Government for Rural Development paid a courtesy visit to the widows training centre in Kigali, to discuss how widows could have access to funds through team work.
4th October, 2018 - Nigeria
The widows’ group at our training centre in Nigeria, began the production of locally handmade bags with their sewing machine, and their counterparts in Rwanda started producing pearls with paper materials.
24th September, 2018 - USA
Visiting our cooperate office at 28205, Mountain Meadow Drive, in Escondido, California and meeting with our US Representative and Book Keeping Officer for US.
13th September, 2018 - USA
The leaders of HEART for Widows meeting with the other representatives of the organization in the United States, to discuss about the progress of the project in Africa, Asia and Europe. Also, discussing about the effective ways to help the project progressing in America.
11th September, 2018 - Nigeria
A talented widow at the training centre in Nigeria, with a unique experience in leather bags making volunteered to be training other widows on production of the locally handmade bags.
5th September, 2018 - Rwanda
Ongoing production of more traditional baskets and mats by the widows at their training centre in Masaka, Rwanda.
9th August, 2018 - Nigeria
The Stichting HEART for Widows, Netherlands, donated a sewing machine and energy generator to our training center in Akure, Nigeria.
23rd July, 2018 - Nigeria
Medical Personnel visited the training centre of the widows in Akure, Nigeria, to offer them free medical services.
19th July, 2018 - Germany
HEART for Widows taking part in the ‘TEGELER HAFENFEST’ holding in Berlin, Germany, to showcasing the locally made products of the widows from Nigeria (Africa) and Bulgaria (Europe).
9th July, 2018 - Bulgaria
Following the awareness program held by our team members in Bulgaria, the widows in Plovdiv began knitting works.
3rd July, 2018 - India
The widows in India received humanitarian supports from ‘The Candles’, a non-governmental organization.
2nd July, 2018 - India
The widows’ group in Chennai, India, started the production of wire bags meant for both local and international markets.
26th June, 2018 - Rwanda
The implementation of farming projects such as seedlings, growing of vegetables and animals rearing began in Rwanda by the widows to promote self-sustenance system.
15th May, 2018 - Rwanda, Nigeria
Widows’ in Rwanda and Nigeria, continued to be producing locally handmade goods at their various training centres. All working towards attaining self-dependency.
6th May, 2018 - Uganda
Our Rwanda Director, Leopold Kayobotsi, was at Mbarara, in Uganda, meeting with some representatives and widows’ group.
29th April, 2018 - Bulgaria
For the registration process in Bulgaria, a meeting was held with a Lawyer, who gave necessary information and as well volunteered to be part of the project in Bulgaria.
26th April, 2018 - Bulgaria
The widows’ products from Akure, Nigeria, were taken to ‘Komihris Analytical Centre’ in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, which operates after ISO/IEC 17025:2006 General Requirements for the competence of testing and calibration.
25th April, 2018 - Bulgaria
The first meeting with the widows in Bulgaria, started in Plovdiv. Some widows and leaders were on attendance. They were all made to understand that through creativeness, ideas and skillfulness they could empower themselves, and freed of financial burdens and constraints.
23rd April, 2018 - Bulgaria
The team of HEART for Widows, from Berlin, Germany embarked on a trip to Bulgaria for the widows’ work. The trip is specifically targeted to meet the widows’ group in the country, and how to help in improving their living standards. Also, to have a laboratory test of the local cosmetics of Shea Butter made by the widows in Nigeria, Africa.
April, 2018 - Rwanda
Three training centers had a wonderful seminar at Model village training center (One of Stichting HEART for Widows' training centers in RWANDA). It was very wonderful. The theme of the seminar was CARING AND EDUCATING OUR ORPHANS AS OUR FUTURE DIGNITY.
20th April, 2018 - Rwanda
The widows in the western part of Rwanda began the production of locally household bags as part of their SELF EMPOWERMENT programs at their training center. The bags are made from leather, clothes and beads.
18th April, 2018 - Germany
The administrative office in Berlin, Germany, received some products shipped from Nigeria. The shipped parcel consists of locally made goods by the widows from this African region. The goods are Adire clothes, local cosmetics and beads
12th April, 2018 - Burundi
Bishop Leopold Kayobotsi, Rwanda Director for HEART for Widows embarked on a 5 day visit to Burundi to meet some widows. He met with some representatives in Burundi to discuss about the plights of the widows in the country, and the ways out.
6th April, 2018 - Rwanda
Towards the end of March, 2018, a group of widows in Rwanda started a self development fund. Each widow is expected to contribute the sum of 300 Randan Francs Equivalent to 30 Cents. From this money, a total of 200 Rwandan Francs is collected from everyone. This would be given to a widow among them with the hope to solve an actually most burning financial issue. The remaining 100 Rwandan Francs would be kept for savings in the group account.
3rd April, 2018 - Tanzania
Leopold Kayobotsi, Director of HEART for Widows in Rwanda began a trip to TANZANIA for the widows work. He would be meeting with our representatives in Dodoma and Iringa.
30th March, 2018 - Nigeria
The widows started making liquid soaps in Akure, Nigeria, with the hope of selling them at the local markets to get at least little cents in their purses to put food on the table for their children.
17th March, 2018 - India
An excerpt about the widows in India ranging around 46 million, which outnumbered 44 million widows in China. The widows in India are living a deplorable lives with many of them homeless, frustated, discriminated and de-sexed
3rd March,2018 - Nigeria
The widows in Akure, Nigeria, exhibiting an art of self reliance at their training center with the making of 'adire clothes' (Tie & dye making)
22th February, 2018 - Rwanda
New training program started in Rwanda. Widows using banana leaves to make curtains. They're using available materials to make locally goods which are sellable at the local markets.
15th of February, 2018 - Rwanda
Meeting with new widows in program, in collaboration with local government leaders
In collaboration with local government leaders in Ayabaraya Cell, Masaka Sector, Kicukiro District, Kigali City in Rwanda, a meeting with more than 100 widows was held. All interested people and team members of Stichting HEART for WIDOWS-Rwanda, were on attendance. The meeting started at 3.00 pm and closed at 6.00pm. The meeting was chaired by Country Director of Stichting HEART for WIDOWS in Rwanda (Bishop Leopold Kayobotsi) after being welcomed by Executive Secretary of Ayabaraya cell. Other leaders who were present are District Agent security officer, cell security commander and Social, Economic and Development Officer of the cell and different others.
2nd of February, 2018 - USA
Starting the work in USA. The organization HEART for Widows is now officially registered in the State Washington.
31th of January, 2018 - Nigeria
Starting from December, 15 widows began training at our center in Akure, Nigeria. Each week more widows were applying for the program. Meanwhile about 30 widows were coming regularly and which led to buying more chairs in addition to the ones on ground.
They attended training for making beads, different kinds of cosmetics and traditional attires.
The widows learn how to become a community, and how to help one another other...
31th of December, 2017 - Rwanda
In September about 100 widows started their training in Kigali, Rwanda.
They learnt how to work together, support one another and to produce beads.
78 widows stayed, and have formed two strong groups and meet on a regular basis with a heartily support for one another.
22nd of December, 2017 - Netherlands / India
On the 22nd of December, 2017, all donations collected for the building of 'home for Widows' in India, was handed over to 'Stichting HEART for Widows', Netherlands, for the commencement of the project. Therefore, taken all rights and responsibilities from the former handler; 'Freundeskreis Haus Mizpa'.
We really appreciated 'Freundeskreis Haus Mizpa' for their good support and cooperation in giving the project a temporary home until the establishment of 'Stichting Heart for Widows', Netherlands.
2nd of November, 2017 - Nigeria
On the 2nd of November 2017, the office in Akure, Nigeria was officially opened. Trainers of the widows as well started training and educating the widows in different practical areas….
31st of October, 2017 - Netherlands
In Europe, the NGO with the name ‘Stichting Heart for Widows’ with Seat in Amsterdam, Netherlands was founded on the 31st of October 2017. The ‘Stichting Heart for Widows’ in Netherlands will serve as the headquarters of the 'Heart for Widows' Initiative.
7th of September, 2017 - Nigeria
The first registration of the ‘Heart for Widows’ Initiative in Africa took place in Nigeria with the name ‘Heart Care for Widows Welfare Initiative’ with seat in Akure, on the 7th of September 2017.
End of July, 2017 - Seychelles
Awareness program in Seychelles
May, 2017 - Germany
Back in Europe, on May 2017, the work started to change the Initiative ‘Heart for Widows’ into a proper registered own organization with the focus of helping widows and restoring hope cum confidence in them around the globe.
Mid of May, 2017 - Nigeria
Groundwork in Nigeria..
End of April, 2017 - India
Awareness program in India.
Mid of April, 2017 - Uganda
Conference in Uganda
Mid of March, 2017 - India, Nepal
Awareness program in India and Nepal...
Mid of February, 2017 - Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya
In February 2017, the Founder of the ‘Heart for widows’ Initiative started an awareness tour to Africa – Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya to see the situations of the widows in these countries. The tour, which was specifically planned for awareness became a great success. In each of the visited countries, the widows were full of joy and hope. The people got touched and pricked to the hearts following the message of hope and better lives for the widows, and committed themselves to work for the initiative.
11th of February, 2017 - Germany, India
In February 2017, the Indian chapter of the ‘Heart for widows’ Initiative got officially opened from the Founder of the work in Tecklenburg, Germany during a benefice event.
October, 2016 - India
In October 2016, the official opening of the well in Kavali, India took place through the Founder. Future planning of building the home for widows on this land got stopped, but the well continued serving as source of water supply to the needy.
May, 2016 - India
A land next to an orphanage in Kavali was fenced with a wall.
With donations, a well was dug during the summer 2016, as a great drought was in India, and many widows were in need of water.
April, 2016 - India
The HEART for Widows Initiative started in April 2016 in India with the attempt to build a home for widows in the Kavali district, Nellore, as there was a group of widows in need. The German NGO ‘Freundeskreis Haus Mizpa’ with seat in Sibbesse served as a home for the Initiative and gave the Founder the needed legal umbrella. The collection of donations started with the distribution of advertising material, newspaper articles and local announcements.