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.
A native to Dominica, Georgiana is a single woman who is about 66 years old. Although she has one daughter, she is poor herself and unable to support her mother. Georgiana speaks and writes English.
Georgiana is in relatively fair health. She does have, however, high blood pressure, knee problems, and some difficulties with her vision.
In her younger days, Georgiana worked hard to support her family by working as a farmer. In September 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated her life by destroying her farm, home, and possessions. She has received no assistance from the government or NGOs to help her rebuild.
Georgiana is so grateful to be housed in a seniors’ shelter while she waits for more permanent housing to be built. She contributes actively to the running of the shelter and is particularly helpful in the garden, where she raisesfood for all of the residents to enjoy. When she has a few moments for leisure, she can be found socializing with the other seniors as they assemble jigsaw puzzles together.
Sponsorship for Georgiana 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