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Mother care Foundation believes in helping individuals live a life of dignity. To achieve this, our special support programmes focuses on generating sustainable livelihoods.
This is done through capacity building, fostering community links and promoting small businesses. Mother Care Foundation puts special focus on entrepreneurial ventures, which are owned by women.
Mother Care Foundation through its special support programmes promotes microfinance, Self Help Groups, capacity building and small businesses. It also fosters linkages between community collectives and financial institutions. Mother Care Foundation also focuses on improving the literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills to promote sustainable livelihoods.
Thousands of elderly, living in both urban and rural areas, have to make do with inadequate medical facilities; many of them are living below the poverty line. This segment includes, in addition to impoverished Widow / Divorcee who are illiterate older than 60 years. They are one of the most disadvantaged sections in the Indian society. The situation is grim for Widow / Divorcee in our society. If there is no intervention now, the situation will only get worse.
Adopt A Widow / Divorcee Woman is way of extending a lifeline of support for elders with no family, financial or social support. Under this program, donors sponsor the basic needs of elderly people.
India had 90 million elderly persons in 2011, with the number expected to grow to 173 million by 2026. Of the 90 million seniors, 30 million are living alone, and 90 per cent work for their livelihood. The number of elderly women is more than that of elderly men. Nearly three out of five single older women are very poor, and two out of three rural elderly women are fully dependent on others for want of appropriate livelihood opportunities towards economic security.
With poor social security arrangements for the elderly, it is not surprising that around 37 million elderly in India need to work in order to survive. A majority of these workers are illiterate or have limited levels of education. Rural Elderly have been doubly disadvantaged as the access issues common to rural areas to health, economic and development services are only exacerbated due to the fact that the elderly are invisible and unorganized.
Imagine living your life on the streets, with no idea where your next meal will come from. Imagine being so afraid that you feel you have no choice but to run away from home. Now, imagine doing all of this before your eighteenth birthday.
Mother Care Foundation started its programme to provide shelter, care, homely atmosphere and a dignified life to children from difficult circumstances like street and run-away children, victims of child abuse, children of lifetime convicts, -Ve children of HIV/ AIDS +Ve parents, children of sex workers, and other vulnerable categories.
Mother Care Foundation is an NGO that strongly believes that differently-able children can learn to lead a normal life if they have effective access to services like early identification, intervention, education, vocational training, employment opportunities and the availability of aids and appliances.
The objective of this programme is to help the children overcome their physical and mental limitation so that they can become independent and self reliant members of the community.
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