Older people are among the most marginalised in the country and many are in desperate need of food, blankets, and washing facilities to protect them from the night-time cold and disease. Many older people are also caring for orphans and sick dependants.
We are helping eighty older people who are living in a care home near the border with Mozambique. They have been abandoned by their families who can no longer afford to support them. We are also helping forty other older people in the community.
This funding will help 120 older people get through these most critical months. At the end of this project, we will be continuing to work with the older people involved, to help them recover from the crisis and earn an income to support themselves.