Asha Care is India’s first platform to care for widows and seeks to empower individual widows to become economically self-sufficient, setting them up with equipment, support, skills training and advice. Asha Care is helping for the well being of widow community at large scale by making positive contributions towards the society development. We believe in making relevance and positive impact on the society by education and financial stipend to help them stabilize.
Pune, Maharashtra -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/15/2017 -- Asha Care, an initiative by Founder and Chairman-George Molakal, who used his funds to provide a stipend for widows across multiple states in India to educate and re-skill them and also provide an immediate cushion to the family for their basic needs and educational support of the children. This has slowly grown with more widows and children under the program, and now George is reaching out globally to angel investors for supporting widows.
Asha Care- Empowering Widows Worldwide:
The World Widows Report shows that discrimination against widows is deeply ingrained in cultures across all continents, resulting in loss of inheritance, extreme poverty, gender-based violence, child labour, and discrimination against girls, increased infant mortality and numerous other severe consequences which directly affect almost a billion people around the world. Significant change in these patterns will only come about if the underlying causes are directly addressed through legislation, education and empowerment.
Asha (Hope) Care aims to provide a platform for the widows to get simple skills training so that can do some job, such as weaving, tailoring and other home based skills for women based entrepreneurship. The platform also provides a monthly stipend for three years for stabilizing themselves and getting back a steady income to look after their families and society.
The Asha Care platform has covered multiple states across India, including Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Orissa, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu. It is now set to go global with entry in South Africa, Malaysia and Nairobi. The current operations are in low scale and with more widows looks for support, the work scale is also growing along with funding requirements. Asha Care is working with several NGO's for imparting skills training, identifying the widows and establishing the care and education of the children.
About Asha Care
Asha Care is India's first platform to care for widows who have lost their husbands due to illnesses, suicides, and various other tragic events. Widows in rural India are usual home makers, and with the loss of the husbands, they have no income to support the daily living needs, basic food necessities and education for children and healthcare. In such situations, children drop out from schools to start working to earn daily bread for their families. This is tragic and its melts one's heart to see a family with hope for the future, lose its balance because the main breadwinner has suddenly died.
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