Home >> Our Programs >> Help-for-the-Elderly

Help-for-the-Elderly

Many elderly people in Romania, Liberia, Haiti, and other impoverished countries have no one to care for them. Some beg on the streets or try to sell a little something for income. Thanks to sponsors, the Help-for-the-Elderly program provides about 1,575 food parcels to needy elderly people each month. A $49 donation provides a 25-pound or larger parcel and $10 cash or its equivalent in food items. In many cases, a Christian family magazine is also included.

Donate Now

One-time Donation

Other

Monthly Sponsorship

$49 provides a 25-pound food parcel and $10 cash or its equivalent in food items for a needy aged person(s)

Related Stories

“The Older They Get, the Harder It IS”

“The Older They Get, the Harder It IS”

Romanians who are now in their sunset years endured the hardships of communism in their younger years. From 1948–1989 when the country was under communist control, many people lost their houses, lands, and savings. Some lost their lives.

read more
Blind Balu Receives a Food Parcel

Blind Balu Receives a Food Parcel

Balu from Liberia has faced unique challenges. His mother, who was an East Indian Hindu, abandoned him during the Liberian war. A Hindu community raised him but later rejected him when he chose to follow Christ. Then eighteen years ago, Balu became blind. Despite all...

read more
Help-for-the-Elderly

Help-for-the-Elderly

In his younger years, Iacov from Moldova worked in a small factory during communism. Now at 91 years old, he is forced to depend on others for helping him. Iacov lives alone since his wife passed away around seven years ago. He receives a small government pension of...

read more
Dark Clouds in Sunset Years

Dark Clouds in Sunset Years

Growing old isn’t all that easy anywhere. But it is especially hard in a desperately poor country like Liberia. The elderly in Liberia have experienced unspeakable hardships throughout their lives. Years of civil war left many without spouses or family members. And...

read more
Food Parcels for Maria

Food Parcels for Maria

In her younger years Maria broke both legs, which never healed properly. She now lives with constant pain and uses crutches to walk. However, she can’t afford pain medicine, since the small government pension she receives isn’t even enough to cover the cost of food...

read more
Abandoned. Lonely. Forgotten.

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....

read more
Blind Man Receives Food Parcel

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...

read more
“When I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not”

“When I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not”

The average life expectancy in Liberia is 60 years. If you live longer than that, you might be called a survivor. Disease, lack of nutrition, and insufficient funds for medical care are just a few reasons for early deaths in Liberia. Those who do make it past 60 often...

read more
Forgotten?  Not by God!

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...

read more
Aid for the Poorest of the Poor

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...

read more