BIRTHDAY: December 2, 1955
Savoir is a 63 year old man who is married and has three daughters and one son. He is Protestant, speaks Creole, and is illiterate.
For many years Savoir supported his family by working as a farmer. He now suffers from tuberculosis, which has sapped much of his energy. Amazingly, he persists and raises a few sheep, but they do not bring in enough money to survive on. Despite his health, Savoir performs as many household chores as possible. He plays a major role in procuring his family’s food, as he searches out whatever he can and carefully prepares it. With humble needs, Savoir always likes to have rice and wheat flour on hand, as main staples.
HelpAge Canada has collaborated with this partner caring organization for many years, helping extremely vulnerable elderly persons who might otherwise not survive. Your valuable sponsorship will assist in the provision of food, clothing, and many other basic necessities for Savoir’s care. Just as importantly, he will 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
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.