2014 Indian Night – Chooks for Widows
Again in 2014 The Rubbish Removers proudly supported another Indian Night In Brisbane. It was a fantastic night with an Indian chef showing us how to make some delicious street food before we got a chance do DIY the “chaats” ourselves. With sales of 10 unique Inspirational cards and a whole heap of loving from a lot of people we ended up with a happy $10 000 to purchase chooks for widows in a tribal people group in India. (Live chooks retail for around $5kg and this year they are giving out 5 chooks per widow) The last lot of chooks given out several years ago has had a significant impact on widows lives. Most of the women raise chickens and sell them creating an income as well as having an ongoing egg supply. Outcomes have included the women being able to purchase a variety of food supplies, books for their children, medicines and other things to help both sustain and enhance their lives. One woman used her income to level some land to plant a crop. Another woman was delighted to tell that she has had six chicken meals over the last two years! Widows in tribal India do not take anything for granted and it more than a pleasure to be part of this. And – best of all, all money donated or used to purchase the cards has been given 100% to this project.