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Sponsor a grandparent in Ethiopia

69-year-old Zenebech is a widow, a cotton spinner and a carer for four grandchildren. She earns a small income from preparing and selling spices. Although she feels weaker every day, and her hands are sore from grinding the spices, she keeps going for the sake of her grandchildren.

She loves looking after her grandchildren, especially as she lost so many of her own children. “They make me very happy. I support them and they support me. I even feel sad when they go to sleep because the house is so quiet.”

Sponsor an Ethiopian grandparent like Zenebech


  • a month could cover an older person’s water, electricity & rent
  • could pay for monthly home-visits to a housebound older person
  • a month could pay for medical consultations & medication for 6
  • Make an even more generous monthly gift

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How your 16p a day could change lives

From as little as 16p a day, you could change a grandparent’s life. With your sponsorship, a grandparent can have help and support to earn a good living, provide for themselves and their families.

As a sponsor, you will:

  • Give a grandparent much-needed support 
  • Fund local projects that help older people live with dignity
  • Get regular updates from the grandparent you sponsor

Your 16p a day can do so much – please sponsor now.

Sponsor a grandparent like Zenebech © Judith Escribano / Age International

“My main hope for my grandchildren is for them to become independent and to contribute to our country’s development. I hope for them to be successful in school.”