Widows & Orphans

Women Growing in Faith and Strength

Rachel Chimits

World Challenge’s partners in India are working to help widows and their daughters discover the hope and purpose God has for their lives.

Amara* was crushed when her husband died from COVID-19 in April. She was left to support her two children as well as their grandmother alone. As if the grief and being the home’s sole source of income weren’t enough, she also had to contend with enormous medical bills from her husband’s hospitalization.

The Power of Relentless Love

Rachel Chimits

World Challenge’s partners are offering help and hope to widows in the war-torn villages of Ukraine.

In many parts of Ukraine, like other cultures around the world, women who have been widowed rely on family members to care for them. Sadly, that family support system is not always in place. Some widows have no family at all, and others have relatives who live too far away or are unable to take care of them.

God in the Midst of Sorrow

Rachel Chimits

When tragedy strikes, we are often tempted to believe that God doesn’t love us, but World Challenge’s partners in Peru are working to show the Lord’s love to widows through the care of the church.

Rosa married young and with hopes of building a vivacious family. In her community high in the mountains of Peru, a good home and many children were considered signs of divine blessing or the spirits looking upon you benevolently, depending on who you asked.

A Need for Acceptance

Morgan Pracht

World Challenge’s partners are working to build a meaningful community for widows in northern Egypt.

For Talia*, a woman from a small village in northern Egypt, loneliness had become a way of life.

Earlier this year, Talia lost her husband to COVID-19. He was healthy and young, so his death was unexpected. Life for a widow in the rural villages of Egypt is difficult under any circumstances, but the fact that Talia’s husband died of COVID-19 made it exponentially worse.

Unexpected and Gracious Gifts

Rachel Chimits

World Challenge’s partners are supporting Christians in India who are in need, especially those struck by tragedy.

Jeevika* and her husband were on a trip to the market to buy fruit; they were looking for watermelon for the family, especially their two daughters to enjoy. 

The Start of a New Life

Rachel Chimits

Children in Kenya are being offered a new lease on life and a chance to know God by World Challenge’s partners.

In places shaken by unrest, children are often the first to suffer and the ones to carry the marks of it longest afterward.