There are an estimated 285 million in the developing world. Over 115 million of these widows live in abject poverty.
With this level of pervasiveness, widowhood’s poverty entrapment is not just a problem, it is a problem of epidemic proportions. Indeed it is a global Epidemic of Widowhood.
What is profound about the Epidemic of Widowhood is it’s direct link to the of a vicious cycle of poverty.
The Event of Widowhood initiates A vicious cycle of poverty
Widows Lack Inheritance Rights
Widows Lack Human Rights
Widows Are Vulnerable
Widows Lack Economic Opportunity