There are an estimated 258 million widows around the world, and nearly one in ten live in extreme poverty.
The loss of a partner is devastating. For many women around the world, especially in developing countries, that loss is magnified by a long-term struggle for their basic needs, their human rights and dignity.
Widows are among some of the most vulnerable people in the community in developing countries. Many of the women and their children are malnourished, exposed to disease and face isolation from their community.
Today one in ten women above the age of 14 in Africa are widowed and face a bleak future with little access to employment to get the food and education their children so desperately need. Can you imagine the feeling of not knowing where the next meal for you and your children would come from?
An increase in the number of deaths from disease and conflict has led to a 9% rise in Africa in the number of widows and families whose husbands have gone missing and are presumed dead. The need for food, healthcare and water for these families is growing every year.
To provide a separate home for widows, we will construct
Complete Widow Package – Pakistan
In rural areas of Pakistan, majority of the vulnerable families including widows have no home to live. They either live with relatives or neighbours who make some arrangements for them. In result the widow and her children work in their (relatives/neighbours) house as domestic workers.
The Prophet once said
“The one who looks after and works for a widow and for a poor person is like a warrior fighting for Allah’s cause.”
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The situation is most alarming in Africa, as the region has the highest rates of hunger in the world and which are steadily rising. In Eastern Africa in particular, close to a third of the population is undernourished.
The largest numbers of undernourished people (more than 500 million) live in Asia. Together, Africa and Asia bear the greatest share of all forms of malnutrition, accounting for more than nine out of ten of all stunted children and over nine out of ten of all wasted children worldwide. In Asia and Africa, one child in three is stunted.