IAB has been working for 34 + years in empowering people with visual challenges through education, training, employment, and support services. One of the major programs of IAB support service is the old Age pension support for the visually challenged families which was started in 2015 with just 10 beneficiaries and now it has reached 50 beneficiaries. But still we keep on receiving an application from various beneficiaries. Now we are planning to expand the beneficiaries count this year.
Majority of the visually challenged old age people are neglected by their children and their health condition doesn't cope with them to work. They are dependent on others for their basic living needs such as food and health care. The problem becomes worse if they come from a rural/socially backward background. It needs someone with social responsibility and distinguished ability to give them support in food and health care.
Understanding the current situation of these people, IAB introduced a scheme of OLD AGE PENSION FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLES. IAB identifies the poor elderly visually challenged people from rural areas of Tamilnadu and providing the basic needs of living for VI people of the age group 50+ by providing a small amount as pension to them which can be a part of their living expenses. This support helps the visually challenged senior citizens and their families to meet their essential expenses.
Nearly 50 families are getting benefitted from this ongoing program. Now they are leading a dignified and independent life with joy and harmony. There are some more visually impaired elderly people are waiting to receive this support. Your support will make a huge difference in the lives of Poor elderly visually impaired.