Inflation in the countries where we work and the eroding purchasing power of sponsorship dollars make it hard to deliver a consistent level of assistance to grandparents around the world. An increase of a few dollars in your monthly contribution will help us keep benefits strong for all our seniors in the sponsorship program, including your sponsored grandparent, regardless of variations in local economies. With your support, sponsored Grandparents in HelpAge Canada programs can meet their daily needs and live secure healthy lives with dignity.
Birthday: October 20, 1928
Born on Oct. 20, 1928, Flora is a 90 year old widow who is native to Dominica. Although she has three daughters and three sons, they are poor themselves and unable to support their mother. Flora speaks Patois and also speaks and writes English.
Flora is diabetic and has high blood pressure. Because her feet are swollen and extremely painful, it is difficult for her to walk, and she is essentially house bound.
In her younger days, Flora worked hard to help support her family by working as a gardener. She currently receives a meager income from social assistance, but it is insufficient to cover the medication that she requires for her diabetes and high blood pressure. It is also inadequate to purchase healthy food, which remains exorbitantly expensive since Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica in September 2017.
Despite her ailments, Flora is a pleasant woman who is easy to please. She appreciates simple pleasures such as modest meals of fish, chicken, and vegetables, and every evening she looks forward to her meal of oats and corn milk.
Sponsorship for Flora will assist in the provision of regular food, medication, and many other items of basic need. Just as importantly, your assistance will let her know that someone cares. Thank you so much.
OUR PARTNER CARING ORGANIZATION – the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Roseau, Dominica