Loomba Trust reaches out to widows in Rwanda

April 23rd, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS  

London, April 23 (IANS) The Loomba Trust, which started its initiative to help poor widows and their children in India, has now extended its help to 850 widows in Rwanda.
The project, launched in partnership with international charity Oxfam and the Rwandan government, includes 500 survivors of the 1994 mass genocide in Rwanda in central Africa.

The mission is headed by Cherie Blair, the trust’s president and wife of former British prime minister Tony Blair, and Raj Loomba, the London-based NRI businessman who began the trust in the memory of his mother who had a difficult time as a widow.

It was launched in Rwanda’s capital city Kigali.

In India, the Loomba Trust works in 29 states helping more than a 100 widows by assisting them in setting up their own business and helping their children go to school.

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