A little different from widowers, widows are so numerous that we cannot all count and identify in the world just like here in Zambia.
In Zambia, in urban areas as well as in rural areas, we have widows who need support.
But our target is the rural environment, where support for the latter is far from being maintained. We believe that in these settings where people are unable to access adequate medical care, and especially in our country in Zambia, we have few Non-Governmental Organizations, it is very difficult to see widows being taken to the task either by the government or by individuals.
Mr. ABRAHAM, who has also been a widower since 2017, understands the situation that widows, as well as widowers, go through, which is why he came up with this idea to support both in different ways.
This consists in offering them loincloths, soap, oil, salt, and other goods God gives us.
We don’t have enough, we don’t have funders, but we force ourselves to share what little we find. As we keep saying, “Help comes from the will of the heart, and not from the abundance of goods.”
These people experience difficulties especially in restricted environments because the others have their children, grandchildren and other family members to take care of. It is a problem, especially in Africa, when someone has a child, after weaning, they take them to the grandparents. Even if the grandfather dies, they don’t think about unloading the grandmother. Sometimes also the grandparents do not want to let go of their grandchildren, because according to an interview carried out by our editorial staff, the reason is that the grandchildren are a consolation for them (widows).
MUCHIMA WALUWI thinks of comforting them in several ways while appealing to men and women of goodwill to join us in trying to put a smile on their lips.
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