2015 Indian Night Social Worker for Widows
In October 2015 The Calvary Family Church hosted another Annual Indian Night and The Rubbish Removers again supported this event to bring hope to tribal widows in India. Our night started with the energetic and fun Bollycise Bollywood Dance getting us up and dancing and laughing.
We settled down and practiced henna work on art canvases, enjoyed chai and chilli-chocolate brownies and gave a good effort at haggling at an Indian stall. The Spice People set us up with a selection of three incredible chai’s to sell – The People’s Chai, Herbal Chai and the famous Chilli Choc Chai. 100% of the proceeds were funded into the Widows Project. This last year the local Indian churches have started gifting many of the widows (following our example) so we have looked ahead and employed a local Social Worker to start setting up mentoring programs for both new & old widows. This is the start of bringing a long term change to the widows in this tribal area – both in supporting each other and looking at micro business possibilities as well as advocating for the abandoned and needy. Keep an eye on Our Annual Indian Night FB page for updates !
Updated April 2017 – We raised enough money to support a local social worker for two years. He has been working not only with the widows but also with local tribal women bringing them together to discuss their roles in society. He also is giving our Agape Children (in the Children’s Home) classes in English as well as creative thinking.