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

Dec 6, 2012

More good news!

Filomena Cun Palax (A-42) is now sponsored for one year to be part of our Elderly Care Feeding Program! Her new sponsors have also generously donated a mattress, blankets, pillows, a small table and two chairs, and food for she and her son. We will update you with photos when they receive these things. A link to Filomena's story, published today Dec 6, 2012. can be found here. Thank you, gracias, and mati'osh from Filomena, Felipe and all of us at Mayan Families!

Gregoria Consigua (A-86) is now sponsored to be part of the Program for one year! This will make a big difference in her life! A link to her story, published Dec 3 2012, can be found here. Thank you, gracias, and mati'osh from Gregoria's family, and all of us at Mayan Families!

Miguel (A-24) and (A-25) Manuel Parajon Matzar are now sponsored to be part of the Program; they are also receiving additional sponsorship for their many medical needs! Thank you to their current sponsors. Every bit is being spent to help them and allow them to eat with us each day. Their sister, Maximiliana (A-26) also receives a monthly donation. The sponsorship will greatly ease the burdens the three of them share. Thank you, gracias, and mati'osh from the trio, and all of us at Mayan Families!

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