From time to time, FOR ONE LIFE representatives come across a family situation where a parent has passed away unexpectedly. Survival for many families in Northeast India, where FOR ONE LIFE does most of our projects, is a daily struggle for many. When a parent dies, especially when it’s the father, it can be devastating. Besides mourning the loss of a loved one, many times the widow and the children are left wondering where the next meal will come from. In many situations, the family has to borrow money from friends and relatives just to survive.
After seeing a few situations like this recently, FOR ONE LIFE decided to establish the Widows and Orphans Fund. The goal of this fund is to have some money on hand to help out in emergency situations to help a family through the most difficult times just after a parent passes away.
Often times, just a few hundred dollars can be a huge blessing to a grieving family.