We fund most of our work through a sponsorship program for seniors. We are currently supporting 34 seniors in 4 villages. The following are our needs to continue to take care of their overall health & wellbeing.
~Feeding program; $32 USD a month can feed and provide the basic needs of a senior for a whole month.
~Health centre; We would like to build a health centre and a meeting point for the the elders and a monthly donation of $100 USD can help us build toward’s our dream to do so.
~Latrines; There is poor hygiene and lack of toilets/latrines for the elderly. $218.75 USD can build a toilet system for one senior.
~ Education; We also support 34 orphans under the seniors’ care. $20 USD a month can sponsor a child at school.
MEET SOME OF OUR SENIORS
Veronica Akuno 68 years old born on 2/2/1940 . Veronica is a widow since 9 years and lives with two of her grand children. They live in a mud house with a leaking roof. Their living conditions are very poor and challenging during rainy seasons without bedding. Veronica has health issues, she cannot afford treatment. She has elephantiasis and sight problems. They grow food for home consumption, but they are forced to sell part of the food and end up begging because they cannot live a decent life
Natalia Nyaburu 83 years old, born on 3/4/1932. Natalia lives with her husband and 7 orphaned grandchildren under her care. Natalia has health problems joint pain and sight , has since not been able to go to the garden which makes growing food to eat very difficult and medical care is out of reach.
Alexander Oloka born on 5/4/1944, 71 years old. Alexanda is a widower lives with 4 grandchildren. The grandsons help support him by causal lobor jobs around the village, but that is not enough. Alexanda’s health is not good, without a chance to seek medical help his situation seems hopeless with broken leg and poor sight.
Anna Nyadoi born on 4/5/1924, 91 years old. Anna is a widow and lives with her grand child. They live in a mud house with a leaking roof. Especially during rainy seasons their living conditions are very challenging and bedding are inadequate. Anna has health issues; T.B and sight problem. She can recognize someone by voice however, this condition has made life hard and she cannot afford treatment. Anna can hardly afford two meals per day. Food is not enough to live decent lives.
Ponsiano Oburu 86 years old born on 15/12/1927. Ponsiano a widower with 4 children under his care. He cannot support his family due to his health condition walking is a big challenge no access to medical services.Ponsiano is waiting for a special friend.
Victory Okello 82 years old was born on 5/6/1933. Victory is widowed and lives with his only child and 2 of his grand children. His son has no regular job though struggling feed his father. Victory has suffered from chest pain and chronic wounds. His condition has kept him weak and unable to perform hard work. It is a major challenge for him not to be able to access medical treatment.
Nosiata Alwenyi 70 years born in November 1, 1945. Nosiata has been a widow for over 10 years. Nosiata’s 9 children died from HIV/AIDS. She is looking after 14 orphaned grandchildren. Life has not been easy for her since she lost her children including her husband. She cannot afford basic needs for her grandchildren hoping one day God will make a way where seems to be no way. Nosiata has health problems feels pain on her knees and sight and medical care is out of reach.
Dodofico Okecho born on 28/7/1927 88 years old. Dodofico lives with his wife and 7 grandchildren whos parents died of HIV/AIDS. He has suffered from chest pain which has now resulted to T.B, general body weakness and sight problem. Because of health challenges, he can no longer go to the garden and they cannot afford a decent live and no access to medical treatment.
Sikolostica Auma 96 years old born on 3/3/1919. Sikolostica has been a widow for over 28 year and she lives in a mud house alone no one to take care of her, she can hardly dig because of old age and health problems pain in her legs and can hardly recognize people medical treatment remains a challenge.
Gevina Athieno born on 8/4/1958 57 years old. Gevina is widowed and lives with her three sons, who desire to help their mom, but have no regular job. Gevina has suffered from chest infection and lips for the past 5 years. The condition has kept her weak and unable to perform hardwork. Not able to access medical treatment.
Gevina Alowo old born on 5/5/1932. 83 year old widow lives with her 3 grand child who try to provide for their granny by doing casual labor jobs around the village, but that is not enough either. Her health is not good , without a chance to seek medical help her situation seems hopeless.
Regina Aboth born on 6/6/1920. 95 widow lives with her 3 sons and 8 surviving grandchildren are not able to support her regularly nor sufficiently. The sons don’t have enough to support their month and schildren, but try whenever possible to give them something. Regina can no longer go to the garden due to her health problems.
Joyce Akoth born on 11/1/1960. 55year old Joyce lives with her five children, life has not been easy, her husband abandoned her and married another woman living without any assistance. Joyce has chest pain and leprosy which has left her helpless not able to support her family and take care for her family. Medical care is a challenge that she cannot afford.
Fathnand Opasa 75 years old was born on 9/11/1940. Fathnand lives with his wife and his two sons with 5 grandchildren , the sons have the desire to help their parents, but have no regular jobs. Fathnand has suffered from chest pain, feels pain around his west and has site problem that he can hardly provide for his family. Access to medical care is still a challenge.
Nyaketcho Matilda doesn’t know when she was born but is about 70 years old. She lives with her husband who is out of work and she has a granddaughter who she takes care of.
OTHER SENIORS IN OUR CARE:
Mary Nyafwono born on 6/10/1955. 60 year old widow lives with her 6grand child who try to provide for their granny by doing casual labor jobs around the village, but that is not enough either. Her health is not good always feels headache, general body pain and sight problem , without a chance to seek medical help her situation seems hopeless.
Mary Tereza Awor born on 5/8/1923. 90 year old Mary a widow has no one to take care of her always helped by people passing by. Mary in her condition tries to go to the garden to make ends meet however due to sickness chest pain and general body pain is not able to bend and dig. Medical treatment is also another challenge.
Francis Owor 88 years old. Francis born on 8/8/1927 lives with wife and 5 grand children under his care. Life has become meaningless over 3 years Francis suffered stroke and he has not recovered, he cannot recognize people can hardly identify by voice.
George William Ofwono 91 years old. George William born on 9/12/1924 lives with his wife and 8 orphaned grandchildren who are not able to support the family. Both George and his wife down with sickness; sight problem and broken leg. They can no longer go to the garden, which makes growing food to eat very difficult. Medical care is out of reach.
Masaial Oboth 70 years old born on 28/6/1945. Masaial a widower lives with a grand child under his care.Durind rainy seasons their living conditions are challenging and beddings very inadequate. Masaial has health issues elephantiasis and sight pronlem. This finds it hard to afford treatment.