Why are we helping?
In rural areas of underdeveloped countries women tend to be considered second class citizens. Traditionally, girls of lower social levels get married much too early. Early marriage often means that they can’t attend school. Getting a vocational education is hard or even impossible for them.
Upon marriage, the woman becomes part of the husband’s family. If she becomes a widow, however, the family doesn’t necessarily keep on caring for her. Especially if she has "just" a daughter, she might be dismissed. Another marriage would be too
expensive for her parents.
An Indian proverb says: "Raising a girl is like watering your neighbors’ plants." Another problem is that husbands often abandon wives, even those with children. The women then have to take care of themselves and their children with no outside support. If they find work at all, it is poorly paid work, picking cotton or chilli peppers, for instance, for about $1.50 a day.
Where do we help?
All of our centers are located in the state of Andhra Pradesh, at the southeast coast of India. Andhra Pradesh is located about 1800 km or 1120 miles southeast of the Indian capital New-Delhi. The official language is Telugu.
The climat is hot and humid with average temperatures ranging from 20 °C to 45 °C (63 °F to 113 °F). The area is known for producing chili peppers, sugar canes, rice and mangos. Vijayawada has some automotive, iron and textile manufacturing.
Audits of Shoshana Centers
To ensure that Shoshana follows proper accounting procedures, the office and all projects undergo regular audits once a year under the guidance and supervision of a registered Chartered Accountant.
Where our centers are located: