The Widows and Orphans Development Foundation (WODF) was established in The Netherlands whereby it was officially incorporated and registered in November 2020. It is a non-profit organization that aims at contributing to address the challenges faced by indigent widows and their children.
The overall goal of WODF is to empower the disadvantaged widows and orphans socially and economically in Africa, mainly in Tanzania, particularly in rural areas so as to alleviate extreme poverty amongst them, enhance their capabilities, address socio-cultural issues that violate their human rights, and help them live a resilient and fulfilling life. The organization also implements some programs in The Netherlands aimed at enhancing the psychosocial wellbeing of widows. The main beneficiaries of WODF are widows and orphans although destitute women and children can also be targeted under exceptional circumstances.