Depending on where they live in the world, women’s condition can be precarious. We have therefore decided to create a philanthropic project within the framework of the Career Women’s Forum’s 40th anniversary celebrations that goes beyond Switzerland. Thanks to our network, we will support “Maher”, an association founded in India in 1997, devoted to helping women and children in difficult situations.
By creating awareness of Maher’s impact, we aim to collect funding that will provide underprivileged and poor women and young girls from backward rural villages and tribes in Pune and Jharkhand, with training programs to help them become financially independent and self-reliant.
Maher is an Indian association devoted to helping women and children in difficult situations. “Maher” (in the Marathi language) means “Mother’s Home”: a haven of hope, belonging and understanding. Their aim is to develop and deliver services to address the root causes of violence and despair experienced by women and children in India. By doing so, Maher also tackles their effects in villages and slums, so women and children are healthy, happy and self-reliant.
Support for Livelihood Training for the Highly Disadvantaged Women in Pune and Jharkhand
We hope to contribute to the costs of livelihood training programs for the poor women and girls in the rural villages and tribes around Maher centers in Pune and Jharkhand.
Read the interview of Sister Lucy Kurien in 40 years – 40 women
“I am too small a person to give a message, yet but my gut feeling is that Solidarity is the keyword for a time like the one we live in”.
Maher was funded in 1997 by Lucy Kurien , growing significantly over the years. The association in numbers: