Our focus is and always has been development; however, some people in our communities simply need help and may never be able to help themselves. We cannot ignore their plight.
The poorest of the poor in the rural communities in which we work include elderly people without families, mentally and physically disabled persons. These people either have no family or their families do not have the capacity to support them. Elderly people are often left homeless, living with the bare minimum. As an organization present in the communities, we have a duty to help provide these people a minimum of food, shelter and clothing.
HOW WE ARE HELPING
Humanitarian Aid Program
Members of the Women’s Program identify individuals most in need of care in their communities as a part of their group trainings. In this way they have a chance to put into practice the changing of perspective and human values they learn in their training sessions. They will invite old and destitute people into their homes and give them meals, clothes and care. They will sometimes prepare funeral services for these elderly people after they pass away. We provide monthly provisions of food and clothing to aged and destitute people, as well as health care. We also help to provide disabled people admission to appropriate centers or shelters.
$120 supports an aged & destitute person for one year