Elderly Info

The food crisis in Guatemala is having a devastating effect on the elderly. Without enough to eat, many older people are becoming weak and malnourished, leaving them more vulnerable to illnesses that they cannot afford medical care for. They are unable to provide for even their most basic needs. In many cases, family members are unable to help as they struggle to feed themselves and their own children, leaving the elderly without any form of support and often living in heartbreaking conditions.

Please help us bring them the life-sustaining food and medical care that they so desperately need. General donations are used to ensure that we always have an adequate supply of food, medicine, and funds for meals, necessary medical treatment, and transportation. Monthly sponsorship would help feed one person, once a day for five days a week. Via blog and web album, we'll show you exactly where your aid is going and help you get to know the men and women whose lives you are changing.

If you would like to sponsor an elderly person for $35 a month, please click here and write "monthly sponsorship'' in the Other box. To make a one-time donation for medicine, rent, or other costs, please click here and enter "Elderly Care Program" in the Other box. Any questions can be directed to Amy at amy@mayanfamilies.org

Media on Mayan Families Elderly

Ancianos : Megan Gette + photos by Rob Bain, Nisa East, Rhett Hammerton and Hiroko Tanaka

Mayan Families- Ancianos Stories : Nisa East

Mayan Families Elderly Feeding Care Program : Rhett Hammerton

Facing Hunger: Elderly in Rural Guatemala

Oct 24, 2012

Luciana Simion Buch

Update Dec 4, 2012: Luciana has received a generous donation of shoes, food, and a blanket! She is so grateful, thank you!

(A-43) Status: Not Sponsored
Needs: water filter

Luciana asks for a pair of shoes, vitamins.
Once she wove great reams of fabric; she spun the threads by hand.
Now her bones swell inside their skin and she does not weave.
She hardly walks.
Her son and her grandson are builders, whose work is never steady.
They cannot afford to drink pure water, so drink from the tap.
Because of this Luciana vomits and has diarrhea all day.
But she does not complain of her body's disobedience, nor her arthritis, the bad water or that she does not have blankets on her bed.
She asks for shoes, vitamins.

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