Table 2

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.

Mohindra et al.

Mohindra et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2012 12:28   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-12-28

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