Health
 Guatemala
Project #1757

Feed 200 Neglected Elderly in Guatemala

by Fly The Phoenix
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Summary

During the year, we aim to provide food parcels or trees to the elderly members of the community to help suplement their diets or allow them to grow their own firewood. We also aim to provide them with medicinal plants.
$40,000
total goal
$8,442
remaining
341
donors
2
monthly donors
9
years active

Challenge

The elderly are a huge part of family life in Guatemala. They live with the family, under one small house and they help with the grandchildren, cooking, cleaning, working, they do everything! But when it comes to dinner time their isn't always enough food for the grandparents. They are often malnurished as they are forced to wait until there is more food to eat, if more food comes.

Solution

By providing trees for them to grow, this removes the necesity to walk miles to find firewood. The medicinal plants help when usual medicine is unaffordable for day to day ailments and the food we give out helps to supplement what little food is available.

Long-Term Impact

With the elderly running the home the children can go to school and leave the chores to them, allowing them to get a formal, vital education and develop their family out of poverty. The parents can leave the house and childcare in their hands to go out to work and earn more money for the family.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.thephoenixprojects.org
The Phoenix Projects
Phoenix on Facebook
Phoenix on YouTube
Phoenix on Twitter

Organization Information

Fly The Phoenix

Location: Clare, Suffolk - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.thephoenixprojects.org
Project Leader:
Dom Williams
Antigua, Sacatepequez Guatemala

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