Personal Work: Widows of Varanasi: Women_007

Munni Devi, who estimates she is 90 years old, sitting behind the mosquito net of her bed becomes emotional while talking about her life, at Durga Kund Help Line ashram in Varanasi, India on January 08, 2019. Munni says she doesn't remember the age of her husband - he was a few older than her. A mother of two, one of her sons was kidnapped at the age of 12 and the other son died in an accident. {quote}I worked so hard to educate him hoping that one day he will become an engineer and take care of me. But God had other plans. I have no one, I can't cry to anyone,{quote} she says, adding that she was left out on the streets following her husband's death, as her landlord sold her rented home. {quote}Now I have been here for some time, thinking about why God did this to me and passing my time.{quote}

Munni Devi, who estimates she is 90 years old, sitting behind the mosquito net of her bed becomes emotional while talking about her life, at Durga Kund Help Line ashram in Varanasi, India on January 08, 2019. Munni says she doesn't remember the age of her husband - he was a few older than her. A mother of two, one of her sons was kidnapped at the age of 12 and the other son died in an accident.  

"I worked so hard to educate him hoping that one day he will become an engineer and take care of me. But God had other plans. I have no one, I can't cry to anyone," she says, adding that she was left out on the streets following her husband's death, as her landlord sold her rented home. "Now I have been here for some time, thinking about why God did this to me and passing my time."