Widow care"The widows which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied...," Deuteronomy 14:29
In India, traditional rural villages it is not uncommon for girls to marry at a young age, even as early as 14 years old, to an older man. These young wives come to the marriage without education, only having prepared to care for children and the home. When their husbands die, often from AIDS or drug and alcohol abuse, these women are without the skills and knowledge required for a job suitable to support their family. Widow treated as social outcast from the family and society. She considered a burden to her in-laws, often kicked out of her home and left her children with little or no resources. It is not uncommon for a family to be beaten regularly by their own relatives. Considered cursed, employment is difficult to find and children suffer severe deprivation. David Livingstone Ministries strives to help these women by providing rice and clothing to supplement the meager income they generate from laboring in rice fields.
It costs 1200 rupees to give sack of rice for one aged/ widow.
Feeding for 100 Aged/Widows/Destitute costs 20,000 rupees.
We have many aged women and widows who we do not currently have sufficient funds to help. Could you help us, help them?