Her husband and son abandoned her. The only care she received was a meal and several visits each day from a considerate neighbor.
“To be a Kenyan widow often means to be alone and without a voice,” says a CAM staff member. In Kenya, wives are seen as possessions.
Twenty-five-year-old Manya stared at her blotchy skin—the dreaded sign of leprosy. This disease labeled her “untouchable” in her village.
Her children left the area during Liberia’s civil war and never returned. This seventy-year-old widow survives by the mercy of her neighbors.
Henderika is generous with what she has and doesn’t keep the blessings for herself. She has multiplied a gift from the Support-A-Widow program.
Elena’s house in Moldova needs repairs. Elena is fortunate to have a monthly income of $160 but this is not enough to meet her family’s needs.
Leprosy affects your nerves. When you walk over glass, stick your hand in hot water, or scrape off their skin, people with leprosy can’t feel any pain.
India is filled with women who know all about the heart-wrenching pain of poverty, loss, rejection, and discouragement.
Widows in impoverished countries often have no one to care for them. A monthly parcel of food and healthcare items from CAM sponsors relieves them from the worry of providing for their basic needs.
In a remote region of Liberia, Yemon spends her days on a bamboo bed inside a mud hut. Open sores ooze around her ankles and up into her swollen legs…. Read more
Kenya has one of the highest rates of AIDS in the world. In 2016 alone, the country had more than 36,000 AIDS-related deaths. This epidemic has left thousands of women… Read more
When Miatta (pictured above) was a young girl, she lost her ability to walk because of dislocated knee joints. She has since learned how to maneuver despite the excruciating pain,… Read more
Juana is an 83-year-old widow in Nicaragua whose husband died 26 years ago. Her son, a mentally-ill daughter, and two grandchildren live with her. For the last two years, Juana’s… Read more
In the rocky village of Teustepe, Nicaragua, Josefa lives in a small mud house just large enough for a bed, a few chairs, and some other items. Josefa, a widow,… Read more