We arrived to one of Maitri’s ashrams in the holy city of Vrindavan and were welcomed by rows of widows sitting cross legged, waiting for their food.
Immediately after taking off our shoes, we served the widows a lunch consisting of; dal, roti, sabzi, rice and one banana. Maitri employee Ameen sampled the food and thought is was sustaining and hearty!
The widows living in Maitri’s ashram are also given calcium, iron and zinc supplements and are seen by a doctor every week.
By providing care to this ignored population, Maitri has been able to restore dignity and hope to destitute widows
Through the eyes of Maitri, we have seen the joys that arise from serving.