Deeply moved by the suffering of an old woman lying in the street of Tiruvannamalai Anna Etter got some insight into the widows´plight. Immediately in 2007 she began a grassroots effort to raise money for the Indian widows. Together with Shanthimalai Ashram and in collaboration with Shanthimalai Handicrafts Development Society we try since then to change minds and save lives by caring for old and young widows, so that superstition and prejudices disappear and widows are integrated into normal life to support their little family.