India has a population of 1.2 billion people – a huge figure that has resulted in a range of social problems. This beautiful country also has a cultural history that inhibits gender equality and female empowerment. This is where support for the Woman and Child Mobile Health Clinics Project in the Punjab is making a big difference.
This non-government organisation provides ante and post-natal care, health and contraceptive education, female empowerment activities, education to prevent honour killings and encourages mothers to see the value of having and rearing a girl child.
Created by the Jagriti Bhalai Kendra (JBK) Society – which means Centre for Awareness and Development – their Indian team works in community health in 30 villages in northern India.
If you would like to support the program through the social enterprise and cottage industry work of the widows, or donate, please visit our SHOP.