Pendamic is affecting big families with low income

Mahima Rathore
Posted May 28, 2020 from India

 

Poor people generally have large families.Because they believe “two hands are better than one”. Poor parents see benefits in having more hands for subsistence as well as to ensure that they will have a stable support in their old age. They believe that one more person in the family will be a help in their work and family earning. What they don’t understand is  that  it will be very difficult for the family to provide them proper care food and education.we did many meetings with women to make them understand how harmful is this act for their health and for future of their children. Both mother and child Don't get proper nutrition and care. They Can't give them secure future and proper life. Some women are not aware of using  contraceptive and some are doing because their husbands and mother in-laws force them for boy child .

This story was submitted in response to Dispatches from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Jill Langhus
May 29
May 29

Hello Mahima Dear,

How are you doing? I'm glad you're conducting these meetings to change this pattern, and I hope that the attendees are receptive to what you're saying, too?! This is such important work you're doing, dear. Please keep it up. Women, globally, need to know they have a voice and rights, and they deserve joy and fulfillment, just like everyone else.

I hope you and your family are safe and well.

XX

Mahima Rathore
May 29
May 29

Hello jill
I am good and pray for your well-being. Good heart people should live in good shape .
Yes we need much efforts to aware our women they listen us carefully and want to take step but they are dependant on their husbands.
I want to do something for their livelihood so they can give proper care and education to their children.

Jill Langhus
May 30
May 30

Hello Love,

Great to hear:-) Aw, thanks, dear. You, too!

Yeah, I hear you. They need to be more financially, and otherwise, independent. We'll get there, with your help:-)

Mahima Rathore
Jun 03
Jun 03

Hello my dear jill
Thanks to become my mentor.
This is the nessessity in our community to empowering the women. They need to be independent to take their decisions on their own.

Jill Langhus
Jun 05
Jun 05

You're welcome. Yes!!

Hope you have a good weekend, dear.

Anita Shrestha
May 30
May 30

Thank you for sharing

Thelma obani 2020
May 31
May 31

Keep doing good. Thanks always

Julie Desai
Jun 01
Jun 01

Very sad scenario. I am worried that pandemic aside, women and children will die of hunger

Regina Afanwi Young
Jun 03
Jun 03

Hello my dear Mahima, thank you for the best job you are doing for young girls and women. We have the same experience in our community. I pray we can all continue to put more efforts in encouraging women about their sexual and reproductive rights and where they could access services on family planning. Keep the flame burning sister stay safe.

Mahima Rathore
Jun 03
Jun 03

Thanks Regina for your encouraging words ..
This is the nessessity in our community to empowering the women. They need to be independent to take their decisions on their own.

Sinyuy Geraldine
Jun 03
Jun 03

Dear Mahima, you are making a great point here, yes, poor people think that the more kids they have, the more hands to do work, but they actually fail to see the economic demands of more kids. We all need to educate such people in our various communities about family planning.

Mahima Rathore
Jun 03
Jun 03

Hello my dear sis.. Sinyoy
You are right but problem is lack of awareness and dependency of women... They are not allowed to take decisions for their life .
We have to work a lot.