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The Loomba Foundation is a sister charity of the Loomba Trust, founded in 1997 in the UK by Raj Loomba who dedicated himself to improving conditions for widows and their children around the world.
The Loomba Trust & Foundation presently educates over 3,600 children of poor widows in all the 29 states of India. We also support 1,500 HIV orphans in South Africa in partnership with Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Unite. The Loomba Trust & Foundation Entrepreneurship programs, started earlier this year in Kenya, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, help widows establish businesses and become economically self-sustaining. These programs are in collaboration with Youth Business International, which is HRH The Prince of Wales' charity in the UK.
The Loomba Trust & Foundation are also working to have the United Nations recognize International Widows Day to draw global attention to the plight of the estimated 100 million destitute widows around the world. International Widows Day was launched in the UK at the House of Lords in 2005.
The organization helps poor widows and educates their children, regardless of gender or religion.