The loneliness of my house would’ve eaten me alive if I hadn’t found Kiran.

"The loneliness of my house would’ve eaten me alive if I hadn’t found Kiran,” says Maya. As a child, Maya enjoyed playing in the homes of her already married older siblings. She never felt anxious about her own future, even as she reached marriageable age. Maya’s mother fell ill and Maya became her primary care-giver, …

Apti + Suthiksh

The morning I met Apti was a typical winter morning in Delhi, India. Nonchalant sunshine filtered down through layers of smog and left a hint of chill in the polluted city air. I followed Shalom staff as they navigated the labyrinth of alleyways leading to Apti’s residence. As we walked, the staff began to tell …

Shalom

Shalom provides comprehensive and holistic care for those affected by HIV Aids. It provides both outpatient and inpatient care as well as home-based care.  Shalom also aids widows and, through Kiran, fosters income generation schemes. Gita is tiny - 4 foot something. Born in a village in Bihar, she was married at 12. As is …