• Help her to see again

    Cataracts didn't just take Elsie's sight - they took her livelihood, dignity and independence too.

    Will you help a blind person see again?

Who are we?

We're a development charity, changing lives for older people in some of the poorest countries in the world. Here's how...

Did you know?

  • 20p coins

    100 million older people around the world are living on less than 60p a day

  • 80%

    8 in 10 older people have to do poorly paid, unsafe or irregular work to survive

  • Grandparent with children icon

    Grandparents care for up to half the world’s children orphaned by AIDS

  • People DO get older in developing countries. Find out more about the way older people live around the world

    Why older people

Latest news:

  • DEC launches Ebola Appeal

    The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched an appeal to tackle the Ebola Crisis in West Africa. Read what's happening >>

  • Global AgeWatch Index 2014

    The new Global AgeWatch Index has launched - measuring quality of life for older people globally. Get the index >>

  • Human Development Report

    UN Human Development Report 2014 launches in London, hosted by Age International. See our event summary >>