Update on Manuel and Miguel
These two sweet, elderly brothers are in a difficult situation. They both have disabilities and are in no state to take care of themselves. They are both in our Elderly Care Program, which means they receive one nutritious meal per day. Since they are not able to feed themselves, we always leave the food with their sister. However, we recently discovered that their sister does not give them the food everyday, sometimes only giving them tortillas.
Their niece brought them to the office last week because she is really worried about their health. They are losing weight and are constantly sick due to malnutrition.
Their niece has her own family and needs to work to support her kids, but she would be more than happy to take care of her uncles if we could help her financially.
If you would like to help these two elderly brothers, please go to Donate Now, scroll down to the "other" field, and write A24 and/or A25 in the "Details" box. It will cost U$100 per month to have the niece take care of them full-time, but any amount would be very helpful! If you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manuel and Miguel share a little room behind their niece and nephew's house. However, it is an old building and the roof, which is made of tin sheets, leaks when it rains. Now that the rainy season is on it's way, we would like to get the roof replaced so that they can stay dry and warm and so their room will not become damp and moldy, which could easily lead to illness in both of them considering the state of their health. Manuel has an indwelling catheter and the skin around its entry point occasionally gets infected. It is vitally important that he has a dry clean place to live to reduce the risk of infection. Miguel is also at high risk of illness from a damp and moldy room as he can no longer walk and spends all his time in his bed.
|Miguel gratefully receiving his donated mattress|
To remove the old roof and install a brand new one will cost $130.
If you are able to contribute to this amount please go to the donate now page and enter A24 and/or A25 with the instructions to fix the roof.
To read more about Manuel and Miguel please review older blog posts here.
Thank you for your help in keeping these two men comfortable and healthy!