There are an estimated 47 million widows in India. Most of them are starving, begging for food on the street, and struggling to obtain even one meal a day. Despite modernization, the spread of education, and constitutional safeguards against discrimination, widows continue to be marginalized. Many experience powerlessness, physical abuse, social segregation, economic hardship, and in some parts of India, abandonment by their families.
Each month, HOMM distributes a 30-day supply of food provisions to over 40 widows. Those who participate in the monthly distribution events receive opportunities for community, hope and encouragement.