Why do we support widows?
The plight of Vrindavan widows has become known all around the world. Considered inauspicious, many widows soon face their brutal destiny: left without money, sent away by their husbands' families, ostracized from their home villages they make themselves on the way to Vrindavan. Some are even being brought to Vrindavan with the idea of undergoing sacred pilgrimage – when only after a short time they have to meet with the fact that they have been "left alone and forgotten" - on purpose by their family members.
Old, illiterate and without any other shelter but the prayers and faith within their hearts, they turn for help in one of the over-filled shelter houses for widows. Trusting like little children in the protection of Lord Krishna, they find hope to survive.
We consider it a great honour to support these destitute ladies. What was started as a small humanitarian action, turned out to be the festival of joy and culture, while celebrating the lives of these ladies.
One of the many offshoots of the "Widow project" is that the locals have come to respect these ladies as dignified community members and don't see them any longer as "lost cases". This raising of awareness is very healthy and one of the special features of Braj Care.