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

May 29, 2013

Ancianos in Need!


Below are just some of our ancianos either in need of sponsorship, medical care, or other necessities.
We had the chance to visit them recently and update their situations, needs and stories.

Please consider sponsorship at just $35 a month, which will provide meals for them 5 days a week, or helping with a one-time donation for some of their medical costs.

Isabela Rangel 
Needs medicine.

Paula Sahon & Tereso Ajocon
Need Ensure, housing, and meals.



Manuel Matzar 

Needs medical sponsorship. 


Margarita Can Cosme & Ricardo González 

Need meals and a water filter.

Petrona Pablo  

Needs medical care!

Maria Germana and Lucia Chumil need meals!



Miguel Matzar

Needs medical sponsorship. 

Santiago Bocel

Needs diapers, wheelchair or walker, a water filter and more.


Fidela Pinzon

Needs diapers, insulin, and high blood pressure meds.

If you would like to help any of these people with their needs, please visit www.mayanfamilies.org/donatenow "A-19 [write needs, sponsorship etc.]" or to start a sponsorship at $35 a month, please visit: http://mayanfamilies.org/DonateMonthly.aspx

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