100 kms west of Bapatla, in Prakasam District, is G. Ummadivaram, one of several villages where unsupported widows with children have a very difficult time.   It is a backward region, with low literacy rates among the scheduled castes and tribal people, and few work opportunities apart from seasonable agricultural labouring.  The Pentecostal Church in the village has for years worked to improve opportunities for children and the elderly.  

Linked with SalGOERCO, they run G. Ummadivaram school support 10 widows with children.  These ladies rely on the small monthly allowance we send them, to supplement what they can earn from seasonal work in the fields.

 

415 Ummadivam 3 Meeting of Widows and other villagers