Grant Work: Where Women Rule / Widows of Varanasi: Women_010

Usha Mishra, a widow who is unsure of her age, at Birla ashram in Varanasi, India on January 05, 2019. Usha's in-laws passed away a few years before her husband, who died of a heart attack, and all her other relatives were too far away and with family. She didn't have anyone to pay for her expenses, so she felt she had no other option but to come to the ashram, as Sulabh International provides 2,000 rupees as a monthly pension.

Usha Mishra, a widow who is unsure of her age, at Birla ashram in Varanasi, India on January 05, 2019. Usha's in-laws passed away a few years before her husband, who died of a heart attack, and all her other relatives were too far away and with family. She didn't have anyone to pay for her expenses, so she felt she had no other option but to come to the ashram, as Sulabh International provides 2,000 rupees as a monthly pension.