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HEART for Widows

Introducing and establishing self-empowerment programs for widows

aka HEART for Widows International   |   Encinitas, CA   |  https://www.heart-for-widows.org

Mission

HEART for Widows was founded with the aims of improving the lives of the widows across the nations and offering them a better place in the societies, because Widows are a large part of the female population worldwide, most especially in developing countries. Seeing this, being a voice for the widows is our main objective. We aim not only to raise awareness of this situation, but also network with other governmental and non-governmental institutions. Consequently, the foundation has set as it goals to guide in setting up of Self-empowerment programs for widows in the countries of interest. Because of that it is important for us to work with volunteers on ground, wherever we start.

Ruling year info

2020

Principal Officer

Britt Schulze-Adesida

Main address

P.O. Box 235442

Encinitas, CA 92023 USA

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EIN

82-3983813

NTEE code info

Women's Centers (P83)

Christian (X20)

Vocational Technical (B30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

HEART for Widows was founded with the aims of improving the lives of the widows across the nations and offering them a better place in the societies, because Widows are a large part of the female population worldwide, most especially in developing countries. Not only this, but many widows and their children are even homeless and living on the streets. Because of that we can see, widows often suffer with just a meal per day or without any at all. Furthermore, many widows are jobless and destitute. Seeing this, being a voice for the widows is our main objective.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Widows Training Center

Running widows trainings center with the aim and objective to produce products who can be sold from the widows in the country as well international

Population(s) Served

Selling products, produced from widows locally and internationally.
The widows work in weekly shifts, each shift 3 widows, and run the shop in autonomy.
The shop is located in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria

Population(s) Served
Widows and widowers
Economically disadvantaged people

Our widows started farming their own products for selling in our shop, but also for own usage.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Women and girls
Women and girls

our teams in Chennai wave baskets and sell them in India, but also exporting them Internationally

Population(s) Served

our widows in Bulgaria meet in small groups and knit different products. Starting with baby cloth, blankets, winter hats, but also knitting beautiful and colorful summer hats

Population(s) Served

A group in Ipinsa, near Akure, specialized in kings beads and other old traditional products

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Widows and widowers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Low-income people, Extremely poor people, Widows and widowers, Unemployed people

Related Program

Widows Training Center

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

we started in 2017 with one group of widows in one country. In the meanwhile, about 320 widows are regularly participating in our monthly activities

Number of workers with union affiliations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Widows and widowers, Extremely poor people, Low-income people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since the start of the program in 2017 with a small group of workers and voluntary workers, we have now about 75 helpers in the work all over the world

Number of countries in which the organization operates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Extremely poor people, Low-income people, Widows and widowers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The work started with the registration in two countries and is now officially active in 13 countries

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1.) Voice for the widows

Being a voice for the widows is our main objective. We aim not only to raise awareness of this situation, but also network with other governmental and non-governmental institutions.

2.) Self-empowerment programs for widows

In addition the Foundation was established to serve as instrument of self empowerment programs for the vulnerable widows.

HEART for Widows is introducing and establishing self-empowerment programs for widows.

We establish groups of widows who work together and sell their products at the local markets. This is important, as it gives many widows the needed social umbrella and strength to sustain. Therefore, widows gain hope and self-confidence.

Setting up of Self-empowerment programs

Consequently, the foundation has set as it goals to guide in setting up of Self-empowerment programs for widows in the countries of interest. Because of that it is important for us to work with volunteers on ground, wherever we start.

Besides that we are making use of existing environments and institutions, and most importantly this is helping us not only to save expenses, but as a result also creating responsibility in our local leaders.

We are registering and establishing partner organizations in the respective countries, with whom we are working together.

We established partner organizations already in Rwanda, Tanzania, Nigeria, India, Netherlands, Germany and Bulgaria. All together about 70 voluntary helpers and leaders are caring for about 300 widows

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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HEART for Widows

Board of directors
as of 01/10/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Britt Schulze-Adesida

Britt Schulze-Adesida

Adetayo Adesida

Soleya Dagnon

ANJA Exler

MATEBOHO DU VIVIER