Sumangali Seva Ashram is a women’s refuge and community service organization founded by Dr. S.G. Susheelamma in the 1970s. Now its services have reached millions of people. They include safe free accommodations, counselling, job training, community, schools, and love. Indu Ramesh of Bangalore, India produced this documentary for WINGS, interviewing residents and others involved in the Ashram, and especially the founder herself. Their motivations are inspiring. Produced in 2003, updated to 2023.
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