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Our Mission

To raise awareness and support for women of Kalangarai to realize their abilities and worth to sustain their lives.

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Programs We Support

Micro-credit Self-help Groups

For widows and deserted women in 100 different villages. So far, 1500 members have registered their names in these groups.

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Educating the Next Generation

The plight of the widowed and deserted women affects the well-being and the future of their children.

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Establishing Asset-Building Enterprises

With the donations from Friends of Kalangarai, we continued our support of the Women’s Innovative Social Enterprises (WISE).

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The Widows Livelihood Rights Association

On March 12 Kalangarai laid the foundation stone for a new office building to house the Widows Livelihood Rights Association.

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Why Widows?

The Challenges of Indian Widows

In Indian Society, widows are being mistreated. Their very presence is considered as an ill-omen . Hence, they are ostracised and side-lined. Widows are considered helpless so they are often picked on simply because there is no one to speak on their behalf.