Enabling women in a society that does not systemically set them up for success, is a core passion of ours.
Our efforts to enable women in need focus on:
● Single and abandoned mothers
We help women in need with not just financial help but also assistance with finding employment, help with starting self-employment, and their children’s education.
Example: Sponsoring an autorickshaw for an aspiring female autorickshaw driver who was in a dire financial situation. We also helped repay some of her debt in addition to the autorickshaw.
Punitha is working as “House Keeping incharge” in our company. She lost her husband few years before. Punitha son and daughter are studying in colleges. We(Vidiyal Foundation) are supporting for her daughter studies. She got affected in corona and condition was critical. She was unable to breathe without oxygen support. We have received her health condition from Punitha son and started fundraising for her treatment.
More than 200 donors supported for this cause and collected 8.46,233 rupees. We have paid 4,31,010 for her medical expenses and we are using the remaining amount for her children’s studies.
Punitha daughter is studying final year “BCOM Accounts and Finance Final Year” in “Prince Shri Venkateshwara Arts and Science College” and her son is studying “BCOM Marketing Management” first year in Gurunanak College. Punitha is totally recovered now and started going for the job.Punitha is working as “House Keeping in-charge” at a tech company. She lost her husband a few years back. Punitha’s son and daughter are studying in college. We (Vidiyal Foundation) are supporting her daughter’s studies. Punitha was badly impacted by COVID and her condition was critical.
She was unable to breathe without oxygen support. Her family could not afford to pay for her treatment, and we took up the fundraising efforts. 200+ donors supported this cause and collected Rs.8,46,233. We have paid Rs.4,31,010 for her medical expenses and we are using the remaining amount for her children’s studies.
Punitha’s daughter is studying for her final year of B.Com in Prince Shri Venkateshwara Arts and Science College and her son is studying B.Com in Gurunanak College. Punitha is now fully recovered and has started working again.
Subhashini is an auto driver and she is in this field for the last 7 years.
She is a single mother and has 2 daughters and a son. Her children are pursuing their studies. Subhashini was paying Rs.300 per day for renting the autorickshaw to drive, and it was extremely difficult for them to manage their monthly expenses.
We have raised funds and contributed an autorickshaw for her, and also helped her with some financial aid. She had borrowed Rs.2 lakhs from a private person for her kids’ studies and family expenses 5 years back. She was paying Rs.14,000 per month for the last five years. She didn’t pay interest for some of the months during lockdowns.
In addition to buying her an autorickshaw from raised funds, we have also raised funds to help Subhashini pay her debts. We collected Rs.2,24,176 and paid Rs.2.3 lakhs to the debtor.
Subhashini is now free of debt and drives her own autorickshaw. Her children are doing well in their studies.