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

Sep 12, 2013

More Good News!

Ramos (A-8) was able to visit an ophthalmologist & get medicine thanks to a donation to his medical needs!

Petrona (A-88) received a water filter & table!

Felipa (A-38) received a food basket , firewood, pillow, comforter, corn, medical care & medicine!!

Thank you so much to our wonderful sponsors & donors!!!


  1. Glad to know that they received medicines, vitamins and medical attention. Hopefully, more affluent and fortunate individuals or organizations see this site.

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  2. It is wonderful to hear about such initiatives, but there are so many poorly developed countries that could use such help...

  3. This is a really cool elderly care project! You can see how grateful these people are just by their smiles. With most elderly care, it's such a help to those that are involved. It's so rewarding for the caregivers too.

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  4. That really is awesome work they have done for those elderly people. I think it is very important to think about the elderly as well as the youth. I know i want my own grandparents getting the best care. I'm sure their family members appreciate the work you have done.


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