Widows and Orphans Development Foundation

Our Focus 

WODF’s work focuses on Africa as a priority region, mainly in Tanzania, particularly in rural areas where the majority of widows and orphans live in poverty. We also implement programs in the Netherlands that aim at enhancing the psychosocial wellbeing of widowed persons.

The programs in Tanzania are mainly on economic empowerment through skills-building for disadvantaged widows, human rights awareness, and direct support to old and incapacitated widows that includes provision of basic life necessities such as food and health care.

For orphans, programs are directed at supporting orphans’ education since most widows living in poverty cannot meet the schooling needs of their children or grandchildren.

In the Netherlands, WODF focuses on programs that aim at enhancing the psycho-social wellbeing of widows through activities that address emotional, psychological and social issues that affect widowed persons. To learn more about our programs, visit the pages about our programs in Tanzania and in The Netherlands.