The food crisis in Guatemala is having a devastating effect on the elderly. Without enough to eat, many older people are becoming weak and malnourished. This leaves them more vulnerable to illnesses that they cannot afford medical care for and unable to provide for even their most basic needs. In many cases, family members are unable to help as they struggle to feed themselves and their children. This leaves the elderly without any form of support and often living in heartbreaking conditions.
Our Elderly Care sponsorship program allows us to bring life-sustaining food and medical care to people who would otherwise be left to die.
There are two ways that you can support the Elderly Care Program:
- Sponsor an elderly person in need for $35/month. This will provide them with a hot, nutritious meal daily, Monday through Friday.
- Donate to our General Elderly Care Fund. These funds ensure that we always have an adequate supply of food, medicine, blankets, adult diapers and funds to support as many elderly people as possible.
You can follow the stories of many of the people in our elderly care program through our blog.