THE NARI PROJECT
A Bit of Background
The Nari Project is a small non-profit organisation that is motivated by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for women.
Today we start by helping a group of poor and vulnerable women in the holy city of Varanasi India during the covid crisis. Tomorrow? Who knows where this could lead.
On my last trip to India I posted this:
'So grateful for my birth place, my family, my friends and the endless opportunities I have waiting and also been given. I will never know what it is like to be born in a place where a woman's voice is silenced, where pregnancy out of wedlock can result in forced suicide by drinking poison; where the poor are exploited; and where seeking help from authority can inflict more torture on your life.'
Search the meaning of the Hindi word Nari and you will see. Yes it translates to woman or female in English, but it also means the weaker sex or weaker vessel. Perhaps this is the root of all social injustices for women in India.
The aim of this project is to empower women. Women who do not have access to social services or social security payments as a safety net like we know in the western world.
WAYS WE ARE HELPING
Helping The Community
With this initiative, our goal is to assist women in need during the covid19 crisis. By providing access to basic food resources women can continue to provide for themselves, their children and their families.
Once a month our outreach coordinator Sunil distributes monthly food ration packs to vulnerable women in the holy city of Varanasi in India.
These food parcels are the difference between starvation and survival for so many women who were living a life of extreme poverty before Covid19 amplified their situation.
If you would like to assist with this project please check the Get Involved tab to find out how. We'd love to have you on board.
"If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one."
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