Due to crushing poverty, countless families in South Asian countries are unable to have their daughters and sisters get married. Desperate parents may resort to extreme measures, such as killing their children and committing suicide afterwards.
Hidaya Foundation supports parents in these difficult situations by providing them with basic items necessary for newlywed girls, including dresses, shoes, utensils, bedding, fans, sewing machines, etc. Hidaya also offers some financial assistance to offset other marriage expenses. Depending on the region, it costs approximately $100 to $300 to support the marriage of one young woman.