25th June, 2015 | Dharaut village, Makhdumpur Block, Bihar | Asha
Urmila Devi, is a septuagenarian who lost her husband about four years ago. With no other source of income or financial support she relies squarely on the Laxmibai Social Security Pension Scheme for her survival. However, for the past four years, neither she, nor other widows in the village have been able to get access to funds under this scheme.
Life for widows in India continues to be traumatic in India. Urmila for instance, faces regular verbal abuse from her son; that is when he hasn’t completely disappeared from the scene. A step towards financial stability is also a step towards a more dignified life for women like her.
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Call to Action: Please call the Block Development Officer of Makhdumpur on +91 9431818078 and ask him to ensure that all widows in Dharaut get access to the widow pension scheme.
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