“Home of Kindness” Honouring these special women
THE LADIES HAVE RETURNED WITH JOY TO THEIR NEWLY RENOVATED HOME
In India, women with mental illness can experience ridicule and ostracism. Their fates are often cruel – they may be abandoned by family members to fend for themselves or locked away in understaffed state-run institutions where they are stripped of their basic rights and human dignity. Without a home and supportive community, they are extremely vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.
The Mamta Sadan (Home of Kindness) offers shelter, food, security and medical care – but more than this Mamta Sadan provides a place where the women can belong and be loved. The women of Mamta Sadan are encouraged to participate in the daily activities of Mukti and be contributing members of the community.
The Mamta Sadan renovation is complete – new roof, new bathroom facilities, plastering and painting, the tatty flyscreens and doors have been replaced, a complete facelift. NZ also purchased 20 new beds. This smiling lady is Kamal, enjoying her new bed.