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Nesida Nelson

BIRTHDAY:  January 3, 1932


Nesida Nelson is an 86 year old widow. She had six children, of whom one son and four daughters are still living.

In her younger days Nesida worked hard to help support her family by working as a gardener. Advanced in age, she is no longer able to work. With no pension and no other source of income, Nesida struggles to survive. Her physical ailments go untreated, as she does not have the financial means to pursue medical care.

Despite the fact that she has so little, Nesida is grateful for what she does have. When food is available, she has a hearty appetite and especially enjoys eating meat.

Sponsorship for Nesida will assist in the provision of food, medical attention, and many daily items of basic need. More importantly, she will know someone cares.

With a population of 10.7 million, nearly 60% of Haitians live in poverty,and an additional 25% live in extreme poverty. Many Haitians live in one-room houses with outhouses and no running water. 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 numberof Haitians. With an approximate 50% unemployment rate in urban areas, the elderly are the last considered for a job, leaving far too many with no income and no pension.

OUR PARTNER CARING ORGANIZATION – Comité de bienfaisance de Dilaire, Haiti