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: March 28, 1931
Noralia Termidor is an 87 year old widow. Of her twelve children, three sons and two daughters are still living. Poor themselves, they are, sadly, unable to support their mother.
In her younger days Noralia worked hard to help provide for her family by working as a gardener and street vendor. Advanced in age, she is no longer able to work. With no pension and no other source of income, Noralia struggles to survive. She is in relatively good health but occasionally suffers vertigo. Without adequate financial resources, she does not always pursue medical care.
A delightful, optimistic woman, Noralia is so grateful for what little she does have. Easy to please, she welcomes whatever food is available but especially enjoys meat and bouillon.
Sponsorship for Noralia 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