At Loomba Foundation, we believe that a woman’s identity should not be defined by her husband and that she should be viewed on her own merit. With this vision, we have strived towards the goals of gender equality and women’s empowerment over the last two decades.

The work of The Loomba Foundation is aimed at improving the lives of widows and their families around the world. We achieve this by implementing poverty-reduction strategies and providing educational opportunities for widows and their children. In this way, we give back to these families the fundamental right to secure their own future.

The Foundation also sees that in many societies, ancient and patriarchal customs and superstitions hinder a widow from leading an independent life. Recognizing this, we seek to remove the social stigma and prejudices associated with widowhood and build a more inclusive society.

In collaboration with UN bodies, other NGOs, government officials, human rights advocates, and prominent leaders, the Foundation fights for over 259 million widows worldwide who suffer prejudice and discrimination.

“In order to carry a positive action, we must develop here a positive vision” – Dalai Lama