Women, with or without children to support, to attain self-sufficiency through self-employment initiatives. Called Work for Widows, this project will provide the women with a constant means of subsistence and bring much-needed cash into the local economy.
Critically, the project will also provide a support network for bereaved women, which will reduce typical poverty-induced behavior such as child abandonment, prostitution and suicide.
The self-employment initiatives are all cottage industry based, which will enable women to work at home and not have to abandon their children. The projects include making everything from candles, wicker boxes and other household items to knitted and lace products. All the materials will be delivered to the women as staying at home is vital.