To help children's future: invest in grandparents

by Age UK


To help break the cycle of poverty Age UK and its partners provide money to grandparents so they can send their grandchildren to school. Our partners also help older people get identity cards.

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In Tanzania, more than half the population lives below the poverty line. Although health care is free to people aged over 60, many older people in rural areas cannot prove they are older than 60 because they lack identity cards. This means they are refused treatment in health clinics and hospitals. Most older people cannot afford to send their grandchildren to school. Although education is free, families do have to pay for school materials and uniforms.


Our local partners will work with the local District Council's Medical Officer to prepare and supply identity cards to 4,800 eligible older people. Uniforms, text books, shoes and exercise books will be provided to 130 primary school age children.

Long-Term Impact

By ensuring that older people have access to free health care and that children can go to school, this project will help grandparents continue looking after orphans and vulnerable children, helping them to break out of the poverty cycle.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Organization Information

Age UK

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​​
Rachel Thompson
Project Leader:
Rachel Thompson
Individual Marketing Co-ordinator
London, United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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