Home bound Food Delivery to Widows!
- 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Abuja, Nigeria
The 2015 World Widows Report by the Loomba Foundation says there are 258 million widows around the world, of which 3.5 million are Nigerian.
The problems identified by these widows in order of priority include financial/economic hardship (69%), absence of husband’s will resulting in the loss of properties to husband’s relations (55%), loneliness and depression (41%), poor relationship with in-laws (41%), difficulty in social interaction (21%)
In Africa, where widowhood and divorce are common and the rights of women are mostly conditional on marriage, changes in marital status are likely to influence the success of policies aimed at empowering women. African widows often face considerable disadvantage relative to married women in their first union. How much so depends on the society they live in—in some contexts, hardships are more pronounced, while in others there may even be benefits to widowhood. The issue of marital shocks and women’s welfare has not been given enough attention by policymakers trying to enhance women’s well-being and overall equality. In the absence of effective policies, a widow’s situation is likely to depend heavily on the social-cultural norms applying to women following the death of a husband, with implications for policy.
Our mission at Nohungerfoodbank is to empower the widows through skills acquisition and also to see to the general well being of their children. In Africa, hunger is increasing at an alarming rate. The COVID-19 pandemic is making the hunger crisis even worse. Nohungerfoodbank is on a mission to eradicate hunger, malnutrition, and food waste.
The Homebound Food Delivery would take place at Durumi, Abuja, Nigeria. Food will be delivered to the widows and their children at home.