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Food Parcel, Romania, Family, Children

Help for Romania’s Elderly

Retired elderly people are some of the most disadvan­taged people in Romania,” says Elena Marza, CAM staff member in Romania. “Many need proper nutrition, medication, and care. They are waiting for a Good Samaritan to have mercy on them.” The only income most elderly Romanians have are govern­ment pensions that hardly cover the cost of… Read more

Forsake me not when my strength faileth

Thousands of elderly people around the world suffer from neglect and the hunger and sickness it brings. In economically poor countries like Romania, even able-bodied workers struggle to provide for their families and often have few resources left to help their elderly parents. The aging often rely completely on the charity of others. Lucretia Toma… Read more

"No Matter How Little"

“No Matter How Little”

Elderly people in Romania receive a monthly government pension of $100. This is not enough, however, to cover food, utilities, and medicine. If they need to buy medicine or go to the doctor, somebody else has to help pay for it. Winter is the most difficult time of all with the added expense of heating… Read more