Fifteen years back, Dhanwanti decided to come to Vrindavan, the holy city of India and devote rest of her life in pursuit of spirituality and peace. In Vrindavan, she rented a small room for a minimal amount and spent most of her time visiting temples in Vrindavan and singing devotional songs. However, as years passed … More A Life of Hardship, Now at Peace in Maitri Ghar
My name is Thomas, and this year I’ll be finishing up bachelor’s degrees in Political Science, International Studies, and Writing at the University of Utah. I decided to come to Delhi this semester and work with Maitri for a multitude of reasons: to work for a non-western NGO, to perform impactful work in challenged communities, … More Helping Maitri to Help Others
Shatrunjay Mall, student of Connecticut University studying for a bachelor’s degree in Economics and History, is currently on his internship with Maitri. Recently, he visited Maitri’s Targeted Intervention (TI) project implemented among Rickshaw Pullers in Delhi. On his visit, he met with several Rickshaw Pullers who actively participate and benefit from Maitri’s project. Here he … More Rickshaw Pullers in Delhi Open up with Maitri Intern
Hello! My name is Stephanie I am a Junior at the University of Utah but this semester I have the honor of working at Maitri in New Delhi, India. My graduation title is ridiculously long as I am studying a wide array of things: International Studies, Religious Studies, Consumer and Community Studies, and finally Entrepreneurship. … More Working with children at Maitri
On 14th February, Maitri participated in the ‘#OneBillionRising‘ event organised by several NGOs in Delhi to speak out against violence and abuse of women. 15 youths from our local communities were taken for exposure on issues of rape and sexual violence against women, and what we can do to stop it.
If an elderly woman is thrown out by her family and not allowed to connect with her children, where should she go? Who will look after her when she grows frail and is unable to care for herself? Unfortunately, this is the story of so many elderly women and widows in India. You can meet … More Caring For India’s Abandoned Elderly Women & Widows
By Thomas Whitworth – Maitrigram, Maitri’s After School program, provides a comfortable environment for children and adolescents to have fun and learn at the same time. Through song, dance, and reading, children get an excellent experience while supplementing their education. The children look forward to their time at Maitrigram, where they make new friends and … More Maitrigram: Giving Children Opportunity Through Education
By Thomas Whitworth – In the holy city of Vrindavan, Maitri supports and shelters hundreds of widows that have experienced countless hardships. Without family support, money, or jobs, many of these women arrive in Vrindavan with nothing. Maitri provides meals, skills training, friendship, and more to uplift the lives of these widows. Mala, 54 “My … More Faces of Vrindavan