India Direct has a small programme sponsoring widows in the community. The status of widows in India is very low, and many are young women with families which they struggle to support. With just a little help from India Direct, they can keep their family together, and begin to build a future for themselves.
In addition, we sometimes are able to support children in their communities. Occasionally it is not necessary for children to live at Bethel or Joy and we can provide support to their family within the community.
Our community supporters contribute to both of these programmes, dependent upon the needs identified by our trustees in our Indian partner charity. Our supporters are kept regularly updated with the work done in India.