Needy widows, widowers, and abandoned wives are some of the most vulnerable people in economically depressed areas. A donation of $59 provides them with a 35-pound parcel of food, healthcare items, and $10 cash (or its equivalent in food items). In 2017, supporters provided a total of 20,775 parcels for recipients in Liberia, Haiti, Nicaragua, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, the Middle East, and various other places.
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. Her son tells us she cries all night, because her legs burn and itch. Yemon needs a hospital but has no money to pay...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 widowed. In a land where women customarily aren’t allowed to own property, widows not only grieve...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, but because of her handicap she is unable to work regularly. Miatta is now a 50-year-old...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 son hasn’t been able to harvest a crop due to drought. During this time of need, a...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, fell while trying to tie up a pig and has been confined to a wheelchair ever since. She is unable to...read more