For most of us, we have a comfortable place to call home that we go back to at the end of the day. Our homes are filled with the people we love, the things we cherish, and fond memories of growing up.
But this isn’t the case for millions of others in the world.
Although a home should be considered a basic human right, millions worldwide do not have the privilege of calling a place their own. This is especially the case for widows who are living in developing countries. They are resigned to this dreaded fate after the loss of the sole breadwinner of their family – their beloved husband. Already in a vulnerable state, their lives are thrown into a much deeper despair.
The spiral is almost impossible for them to get out of; when society makes it difficult for women to earn a living, it gets harder for them to improve their family’s standing.
In Sri Lanka, constructing a new home especially during the economic crisis, is a questionable proposition for the people, particularly for women-headed families.
However in the midst of these challenges, Global Ehsan Relief Sri Lanka has stepped in to provide a ray of hope. And we could not have done it without your support.
Global Ehsan Relief Sri Lanka constructed a permanent house for Faththima Nafla, an orphan who lives with her mother and two siblings in the heart of Thaqwa Nagar, Mutur division of the Trincomalee district.
For the past eight years, Nafla’s mother has admirably shouldered the responsibility of being the family’s breadwinner following the tragic demise of her husband. Despite her determination, the family found themselves in a perilous situation, lacking proper safety and access to their own dwelling. Recognizing this pressing need, we extended our hands to ensure this family’s safety and well-being.
“Before, I used to worry a lot at night because of my teenage daughter. But now that we have this new home, we sleep much better knowing we’re safe.”
“I want to say a big thank you for helping us with this housing project. It’s made us feel much safer and happier. Before, I used to worry a lot at night because of my teenage daughter. But now that we have this new home, we sleep much better knowing we’re safe. Your help has really changed things for us, not just in our house but also in our hearts. We used to feel heavy and stressed, but now we feel lighter and happier in our new, safe home. Thank you so much for your kindness. It means a lot to us. We’re so happy and grateful for the safety you’ve given us,” Nafla’s mother expressed to us.
Your compassionate support has not only provided a physical shelter for Nafla and her family, but also offered a renewed sense of security and comfort to a family that has faced its share of hardships. This endeavor stands as a testament to the positive impact that organizations like us and our community can make when we come together for a noble cause.
When widowed mothers and their orphaned children live in houses made of scrap materials like mud and sheets of steel, it’s difficult to change their lives for the better.
Here’s where you come in.
You’ve seen the impact of your donations on families like Nafla and we don’t want to stop there. There’s thousands of families in the same predicament who are still awaiting for a new place to call home and better opportunities to get out of poverty. Build a Home for Widows today and give them a place where they can feel safe.