Many widows in India suffer on a daily basis from substandard living conditions, and lack of education. They also lack employable job skills, and means for obtaining food, clothing, and medical care. PRIA Ministries cares for 125 widows and widowers who are 65 years of age or older from Tanuku and 15 surrounding villages. Many more are on the waiting list. PRIA Ministry provides funds for medicines, food, clothing, and other emergencies.
Besides the widows and widowers, PRIA also care for people with disabilities or life threatening illnesses such as tuberculosis, hepatitis and aids, since they cannot work to support themselves. Somayya, a 19-year- old crippled young man, is receiving help through PRIA Ministries through a sponsor. His need and desire is that we provide him a wheelchair so that his mother does not have to carry him from place to place.