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

Nov 12, 2012

Update: Gregoria Xalut Perez

(A-57) Gregoria is now sponsored to be part of our Elderly Feeding Care Program! Thank you to Project Spark, who is here volunteering with us this week, Gregoria will be able to eat each day. She was so happy to meet her sponsors today, who visited her house and shared a meal with her at the Program. We'll continue to provide updates on Gregoria's situation. 

A link to Gregoria's story can be found here.

If you would like to sponsor an Elderly person to eat once a day for a month, check out the biographies on the sidebar. Then go to www.mayanfamilies.org/donatenow to begin a subscription. You may also make a one-time donation or donate to the General Program Fund. Just write a note in the "Other" box on the donation page. 

Thank you, gracias and mat'iosh to Project Spark from Gregoria, and all of us at Mayan Families!

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