This is Dolma and she is making a basket, isn’t she clever? She is in need of a sponsor for £15 per month, please let us know if you can help her. Thank you.
If you are wondering what situations our women find themselves in and why they need help then read on. This is the story of a new woman who has just been referred to us, it is in her own words:
I am 35 yrs old. I used to live in a village along with my son, daughter and husband. We were farmer and my husband was carpenter but unfortunately my husband had suffered from throat cancer. We took lots of loan from villagers and brought him to Kathmandu for his treatment, but it was too late and he took rest in the Lord. Because of my poverty my sister in law took my daughter with her for her bright future.
When I was in miserable condition one of the bad man misbehaved me and he had rapped me. Then I could not able to faced out to the villagers, he destroyed not only my life but entire my family social life.
In our society what ever be the matter the villagers had blamed women they accused me characterless women and locked me at my house, my brother in law took my son along with him then I was completely alone. I did not have any other alternative so I got forcefully married with the same man who raped me. My stories doesn’t end here after marriage, I had got one daughter from him. I had got physically and mentally torture from my new husband and my in laws. It was intolerable to me so I ran away from their and I divorce him and settle to the my new life along with my daughter. I started to work as a maid to earn my livelihood. Still my life is going on sorrow and pain.
Please pray for me.
If you’d like to understand more about forced marriage then this book, the story of one Nepali woman, can help: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Radhikas-Story-Surviving-Human-Trafficking/dp/1847737250/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1309186147&sr=1-1
Sellers on Ebay can now choose to support Women Without Roofs through their sales. Ebay gives the option for 10 to 100% of an item’s final sale price to be donated to charity and now WWR is among those charities that can benefit.
This is great news as all money raised by WWR goes to Nepal where even the smallest amounts go a long way; for instance just £10 can pay a woman’s rent for a month giving her a home.
To find out more, or to see the items that are currently on sale to benefit us please go to: http://donations.ebay.co.uk/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=31320
As they say on ebay “Thanks for looking”!
We are growing all the time and take on the support of new women frequently. This is the moving story of the latest woman we have taken on:
She has three children aged 15,13 and 10. They are originally from Rolpa. They came to Kathmandu 7 years ago. Her husband went to Malaysia for work and after a few months he was sick and was supposed to return to Nepal. But he did not come back and was not in Malaysia. She asked her husband’s friend where he was and they told her that he had already come back to Nepal. But he has not arrived. So she has lost her husband, since then she has done household work to survive. She has to work at 4 houses. At one house, they lost their 10 tola (tola is a Nepali measurment) gold worth Rs 250,000 (approx £2000). It was blamed on her. They beat her and took her to the police station. She said she did not take the gold. The policeman also did not get any proof. Then the other 3 houses also did not give her work, so nowadays she does not have work. She has been unable to pay her rent too. She is a Christian.
Please help us to support women in these dreadful situations either by making a one-off donation or, even better, by sponsoring one of them for £10 per month. Please see the ‘Contact Us’ page for how to do this. Thank you.