The Widows’ Cause team are ecstatic that the first group of 33 widows in Indore were financed into small businesses through a repayable loan scheme in late April as seen in the photos below.
We all deserve a healthy future but these widows like so many have just been SURVIVING. In order to THRIVE they need the chance to make a living. The vision of TWC is to provide an opportunity for a healthier future in every sense. Our hope is that each widow will grasp it, run with it and in time break the crippling cycle of poverty in her life.
We are fully committed to their well being.
In March along with the leadership team in Indore the widows participated in a 2 day training event. Here they learnt the benefits of working in a team, accountability, what is micro-enterprise development and bookkeeping.
Training and supervision will be ongoing for the length of the loan.
The widows have been given initial loans that range from $200 – $250 depending on their business. There is the understanding that when a loan is repaid should they want to expand their business there would be the possibility of a further loan after assessment.