Our Sponsor A Grandparent program supports over 500 older persons and their communities in six countries providing nutritious food, shelter, security, medication, social inclusion, financial assistance and a community to belong to.
HelpAge Canada’s longest standing Sponsor A Grandparent Program partner is JOOT Family Services in Ahero, Kenya.
Through this program, 120 destitute older persons are sponsored. JOOT stretches to also serve over 600 elders in the rural depressed area of Western Kenya. They provide food, medication, funeral services, psycho-social support as well as an elder-led cooperative banking system. This is where elders can save and access credit to pay for their grandchildren’s school fees and buy produce and livestock to sell at the local market.
The community recently acquired a four-acre piece of land to grow maize, lentils and other crops to feed the elders and their families. They have asked for a tractor to till the land for the three annual crops and to use as an income generator for the program by leasing it to local farmers.
Our campaign goal is to raise $40,000 for a Tractor, Subsoiler and Rotovator.
Imagine if 200 Donors gave $200, or 80 Donors gave $500 today the campaign would be complete!!
Help the Elders Harvest!