Grace Ministry organized charity program Spandana here on Sep 29 to help the poor and needy old widow's in Mangalore by providing financial help, material needs and support to the old widow.
Widowhood has received very little attention as a cause of deprivation. In India, the experience of losing one's spouse is, overwhelmingly, a female experience. Further, the consequences of losing one's spouse are very different for men and women. A widower not only has greater freedom to remarry than his female counterpart, he also has more extensive property rights, wider opportunities for remunerative employment, and a more authoritative claim on economic support from his children. Had the living conditions of widowers been as precarious as those of widows, it is likely that widowed persons would have attracted far more attention.
The event was concerned with providing cash prize & basic necessities such as groceries to the downtrodden, widows & the needy. Around 15 such individuals were benefitted by this program
India is today home to 100 million senior citizens. The pity is that today’s rapid urbanization has overtaken the traditional value system of our people and shifted their socio-economic priorities. Sons and daughters and their children find no time for the senior citizens in their family. The elderly, who have provided their services and support to the society, feel unloved and neglected at this phase of their lives.
Bro Andrew & Sis Hanna have always envisioned the benefits of giving & found their ultimate satisfaction from helping those in need, as they always believed that "Generosity is giving more than you can & pride is taking less than you need!!"
Dedicated to improving the status of India’s senior citizens, Grace Ministry is in providing medical services, poverty alleviation, and income generation schemes in urban and rural India.
We welcome all those who wish to support, donate or sponsor online and those who want to volunteer to help elderly citizens.
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