Abandoned. Lonely. Forgotten.

Frederick, an elderly man in Liberia, spends every day in bed, completely dependent on the mercy of others to survive. His wife abandoned him, and no other family members help care for him. Some people cook his food and provide a little care, but the help is minimal. Frederick has a wheelchair, but no one… Read more


Blind Man Receives Food Parcel

CAM workers delivered a food parcel to this elderly man’s home in Kenya. Because he is blind, he was unable to come to the central drop-off point where recipients typically pick up their parcels. Like many elderly people in Kenya, this man survives on very little and lives alone. A friendly visit and a box… Read more

Kenya, Man, Hut

Forgotten? Not by God!

—From a report by Mrs. Jamila Kurtz, CAM staff member in Kenya Maina* (pronounced “My-ee-na”) was born into the Kalenjin tribe in Kenya. As a young boy, his earlobes were stretched and he often drank the blood of a cow, which were common practices in his tribe. In the prime of his life, Maina was… Read more

Poor, lady, Romania, train car

Aid for the Poorest of the Poor

Romolica grew up in an orphanage and now, in her elderly years, poor Romolica has no family to help her. Her home is an old, 20 ft. semi trailer that gets very warm in the summer and cold in the winter. “She is among the very poor,” says Elena Marza, CAM staff member in Romania…. Read more

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