Hell broke loose on Anwara Begum, when her husband died. She was helpless and did not even know what to do. However, this changed after some days and she found a way to live well by finding solace from the widow assistance projects of Touching Souls International. Now she has her own small shop and earns a living to take care of her needs.
The condition of the widows in Bangladesh is far from worse. Being a male dominated society, widows do not have much social status and as such it gets very difficult for them to sustain a basic standard of living. Compared to the urban areas, the condition of those living in the rural areas is too bad and proper assistance can be the only answer for their betterment. We at Touching Souls International have been working actively in the remote villages of the country to provide widows with a helping hand.
Under the assistance programs, widows living in the remote villages Kishoreganj and Munsiganj are provided financial and related support services. Initiated in the year 1979, we have come a long way and have brought a smile of hope to lots of widows. Our programs have helped them to look life in a different way and get that hope back again to live.
We have also started a self reliant project for the purpose of helping widows earn their own living. Under the program, widows are provided with small capital to start cottage industries or small scale shops. Moreover, they are also offered sewing machines, so that they earn a living with it. For agricultural purposes, chicken, goat and cows are also offered to widows.
The objective of Touching Souls International is to provide widows with a good standard of living and overcome the odds of misfortune to start life again.