When a widow moves from a hut into a home she gets not just a better house, but much needed dignity and respect.
Dalit Solidarity has constructed approximately 30 homes for widows living in the Villuruam Dt. over the course of the past two years. Most widows do not own their own homes and must rely on family members to provide them with living space. Accommodations are frequently inadequate. Relatives often do not have adequate space or income to support additional family members.
In the future, Dalit Solidarity anticipates that with the success of the dairy cow project and other economic development endeavors, the majority of widows will be able to obtain construction loans for their homes. Donor financed homes will be limited to those widows who are unable to engage in any type of gainful employment.