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.
Francois is approximately 55 years old. He is married with three daughters and four sons. He is Protestant, speaks Créole, and is illiterate.
Earlier in life Francois worked hard to support his family by working as a carpenter. Unfortunately, one day he fell from a roof, and he is no longer able to work, due to his injuries. Now without a source of income, his only assets are a small piece of land and his own, unfinished, house. Francois is a kind, respectful man who is no longer able to provide for his family. Still wanting to contribute as much as possible, he cares for his grandson when the rest of his family is absent. In addition to the injuries suffered during his fall, Francois suffers from high blood pressure and arthritis.
HelpAge Canada has collaborated with this partner caring organization formany years, helping extremely vulnerable elderly persons, who may otherwise not survive. Your valuable sponsorship would assist in the provision of food, water, clothing, and many other basic necessities for Francois. Just as importantly, he would know that someone cares.
Nearly 60% of Haitians live in poverty, and an additional 25% live in extreme poverty. Exacerbated by a series of natural disasters over the past two decades, including storms, flooding, landslides, drought, and the catastrophic earthquake of 2010, day-to-day survival is difficult for a staggering number of Haitians.
OUR PARTNER CARING ORGANIZATION – Conférence St. Vincent de Paul, Camp Perrin, Haiti