THANK YOU FOR HELPING US
We don’t have to use the open fields now to go to the toilet, there are only women in our house and my mother is very elderly, so we are very thankful you have done this for us. ” Ms Kaur, India Ms Kaur and her family live in a rural village in India, she has two sisters and an elderly mother whose suffers with limited mobility. Ms Kaur has never married due to the dire level of poverty which plays on her mind daily.
79 GOING ON TO 30
Amina is 79, she was widowed 36 years ago and was left to bring up her six children alone. Sadly, two of her adult sons are mentally disabled and while her other children struggle to find work, she strives daily to support her entire family. Each day Amina faces a new battle and depends on handouts from neighbours and the community. When this help is not available, she is forced to resort to begging and scavenging through rubbish to find items to sell.
SORROW TO SMILES
Meet Moallim, she has six children and a terminally ill husband who is bedbound, Moallim does what she can to provide for her family. She works odd jobs washing clothes and searching for scraps of rubbish to sell in order to pay her rent and feed her family. Her eldest son was once the main support for the family with his income, but just 15 days prior to this meeting he was killed in an explosion whilst at work and he died instantly.