|Income generation activities and financial support among widows interviewed|
|Pseudonym||Income generation activities||Government support||Community and family support|
|Geeta||Self employed||-||10, 000 Rs. from Family welfare society, 750 Rs. from church, loan from SHG for buying milch cow|
|Elsamma||-||-||200 Rs. per year from children|
|Amina||Agriculture worker in coffee estate||-||-|
|Jamila||-||Husband’s retirement pension||Loan from kudumbrasree to buy chickens|
|Lata||Kuli worker||*||Loan from kudumbrasree to buy 10 chickens|
|Priya||-||-||Supported by son|
|Usha||Anganvadi assistant||Loan from housing board for house||Supported by daughters|
|Sumathi||Domestic worker||Widow pension||Supported by middle daughter|
|Leela||Kuli worker||Widow pension||-|
|Shantha||-||Widow pension||Supported by eldest daughter/son-in-law|
Source: Qualitative survey.
* Has applied for widow pension, but it has yet to be sanctioned.
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