WE CAN CHANGE LIVES FOR THE BETTER
Empowering Widows of India
Why Widows Need Your Help
"In my village, they would sell girls to men as wives. When my husband died, I was given nothing, no support". - anonymous
Together we can change this reality by allowing these women the opportunity for the support they need and deserve.
I'm Felicity Janene,
I lead the organization, RadhaSeva, and advocate for the women of Vrindavan, India. It's my belief no woman should be left to the streets to beg for her survival, and it is my mission to see the widows of Vrindavan given equal opportunity for a life of meaning and value.
Today, we employ widows of Vrindavan with equal and fair pay, up to double the local standards, for meaningful engagement in their communities. This allows for personal independence, strong community, and changes cultural stigmas against widows.
With faith in the abilities of these women, they're able to do incredible things:
Hand prepare fresh meals for 200 widows a day
Feed thousands of men, women, and children in poverty and in need.
Clean holy waters of their homeland, Vrindavan.
Protect sacred and historic sites from garbage and debris.
Maintain temples thousands of years old
Turn landfills into gardens &
Uplift their communities in the process.
When women are supported, communities are uplifted
and here are the numbers to prove it!
Every day widows clean their sacred home Vrindavan, maintaining historical landmarks and holy places to keep their home pristine.
Over 750,000 lbs of trash have been removed.
Widows prepare meals to hundreds of local men, women, and children in need, every day. Providing for the local community has changed lives.
Over 1 million people have been fed.
Widows provide for women in their community by serving over 200 meals a day to women in need, as well as monthly feasts.
Over 680,000 meals have been served to widows.
But there's still so much more to do
If you're like me, you know you cannot rest until everyone has equal opportunity. Today more than ever, we are a global community, and what affects someone affects us all!
The fact that millions of women have been shamed, scorned, and left to beg for their most basic needs is beyond heartbreaking. The fact that giving them just a few resources and a community to support them can improve the lives of millions more, changes everything.
It gives me the hope that although we cannot do everything, we can each do something, and by doing so, we're making tremendous change.
But that's not all; the change we're making by supporting these women is not only personal or communal; it's also cultural! We're promoting a culture where women are honored and respected, where dignity matters and opportunity is open to anyone.
At RadhaSeva, we're doing a lot, but there's a lot more to do,
and we need your help to do it!
How can you make a difference?
BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR
When you donate monthly you're ensuring the widows of Vrindavan will always get the resources to provide for their communities.
$1 a day is an insured meal for someone who really needs it.
$30 a month means they will always get that meal.
$50 a month means not only will someone always get a meal, it means the women who provide it will always get paid for her work as well.
We live in a world where it's almost impossible not to pay a monthly subscription for something. This monthly subscription ensures you're making an impact every single day.
BECOME AN ADVOCATE
By becoming an advocate you're bringing the much-needed awareness to the women of Vrindavan who need a global community to support them.
How to be an advocate?
Create your own social media campaign
Give up your birthday for the cause
Fundraise within your own local community
You can join these folks and start your own Facebook fundraiser!
I really admire this work and only want to do more! - Suzanne (monthly donor)
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