The low economic and financial status of the families and the disintegration of joint families have made the lives of elderly people neglected and miserable.After experiencing all the hardships of life their way of living has become even worse at this later stage.Their age does not support them to work to earn their food.This program aims to provide food groceries including rice, yellow split peas, black gram, green gram, broken wheat, pearl millet to the needy and helpless old aged women.
In India,the majority of older persons face financial hardship as most of them are not in a position to earn their livelihood.Their savings, if any, are not enough to meet their day to day expenses.Many times their family members and relatives exploit them due to their vulnerability.Exhaustive data collected over the years show that in India more than 65 percent of the aged had to depend on others for their day-to-day maintenance.Only less than 20% of elderly women are economically independent.
In this project, the helpless old aged women in the slum and rural villages, who are unable to work, neglected by the family and dependent on others are identified. For one year, every month, food groceries including rice, yellow split peas, black gram, green gram, broken wheat, pearl millet, etc will be distributed to the 50 needy helpless old aged women. This program provides strengthens them and provides them nutrition.
The poor helpless and destitute old aged women will get adequate meals. Old age women will have self-confidence and feel less isolated and are better respected at home by the family members. The scheme will improve the quality of life of the Old Aged Women by providing basic food needs and nutrition at the later stage of their after facing all the hardships of life.