A New Delhi charity is working to make progress on the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with the objective of improving the lives of women and children.
The Indian Women and Child Welfare Trust (IWCWT) works to alleviate a wide variety of social and health-related problems in New Delhi, India’s capital and largest city. They aim to improve access to and the quality of education, reduce poverty, increase awareness and knowledge of public health issues, and provide economic assistance, along with several other objectives in accordance with the MDGs.
“[IWCWT’s] priorities and objectives are to carry out charitable, holistic and sustainable development work among the poor, marginalized, downtrodden, illiterate, vulnerable, and exploited, irrespective of their caste, creed, color, sex, or religion,” the organization’s website reads.
One of IWCWT’s projects is a feeding program, which attempts to alleviate the hunger that plagues the Indian population. IWCWT, which collaborates with Grace Blessing Church, can feed 200 people with a donation of US$150. Other projects include a leprosy ministry, an orphanage, and a sewing training center.