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.
Tashi is a kind woman who always has an eye out for others in need. Born in 1945, she is approximately 75 years old. Married with no children, in her younger days she helped support herself and her husband by working as a road labourer. As she aged, ailments from years of strenuous physical effort caught up to her, and she had to stop working.
With no source of income and no family to support them, Tashi and her husband were so glad to be welcomed to the Tibetan Homes Foundation home in Rajpur, where they live with 54 other residents. All are well looked after by a loving staff of cooks, nurses, and a supervisor.
Tashi’s daily routine consists of walking, relaxation activities, prayer, and chatting with the other Grans. Occasionally staff arrange visits to nearby monasteries. Tashi is always eager to help anyone in need, and her assistance is greatly appreciated by the other Grans, who now feel like family.
With the exception of visual difficulties and joint pain, Tashi is in relatively fair health. She is grateful for the medication that eases her discomfort.
Sponsorship for Tashi will assist in the regular provision of food, shelter, medical attention, and many basic necessities. Just as importantly, she will know that someone cares
OUR PARTNER CARING ORGANIZATION – The Tibetan Homes Foundation, India