The organization was founded by Lilieth Wade following her own experience of being widowed. She was moved by the predicament of other widows. Several had little or no support. She wanted to find a way of helping them and decided to do something about it. Widows Affairs International aims to not only raise awareness about the plight of widows around the world, but also to provide the support that widows need to move on with their lives.
Many widows that Lilieth spoke to in Ghana, west Africa expressed their desire to learn practical skills such as dressmaking and hairdressing, so that they could earn money to feed, clothe, and educate their families. That’s why we are now taking our mission worldwide to restore hope to widows and their children across the globe.