Widows and Orphans Development Foundation

Enhancing the capabilities of young and middle-aged widows (economic and social empowerment

Under this program, WODF supports widows and destitute women in Africa, mainly in Tanzania by building economic sustainability and resilience amongst them so that they can support themselves and their children in a sustainable way. It does so by:

  • Providing entrepreneurship training for them to acquire skills that will help them undertake small income-generating projects/activities.
  • Helping them to obtain land for farming since the majority of them inherited small pieces of land or never inherited one after the death of their husbands.
  • Providing a forum for information sharing on available opportunities and resources for women empowerment, awareness on their human rights, and health information.  

Required support for an income generating project

€300 can enable a widow in rural area or small town centre to establish a small income generating project and be able to provide the basic needs for her family in a sustainable way.