Om Shanthi NGO

“Om Shanthi NGO – Help for Indian Widows” was founded in 2013 in Germany and works together with Shanthimalai Handicrafts Development Society in Tiruvannamalai for the benefit of widows or destitute women, who need help.
Aim of the association: Widows and single women should be respected like any other member of society.
 
We operate a shelter “Om Shanthi Old Age Home” with free board and lodging for 25 elderly women in need, who have no family to support them.
 
We apply for the widow-pension, which they are entitled to get from the government of Tamil Nadu.
 
We offer training-programs for young illiterate widows to enable them to earn a living on their own.
 
A new counseling center was established in summer 2015.
 
Education of their children and medical treatment is supplied by Shanthimalai Ashram.