If you are considering making a significant donation, either personally or through your trust or foundation, we would be delighted to work with you.
To find out more, please contact: Lydia.Humphrey@ageinternational.org.uk
Our Philanthropy team is here to talk to you about what you want to achieve. We can provide you with information on specific countries, themes or projects that would benefit from your investment. We'll work with you so that you can be confident that your gift is making a lasting difference to the lives of older people in some of the world's poorest countries.
Why support Age International?
There are currently 928 million older people in the world - that is 13% of the population. Most live in developing countries. By 2050, this number will have reached more than 2 billion – 21% of the world’s population.
For older people living in the world's poorest countries today:
- Supporting themselves is a daily struggle - 100 million older people live on less than 60p per day and only 1 in 4 have a pension
- Healthcare is unaffordable, inaccessible or inappropriate
- Reaching help during emergencies is impossible
- Ageism affects their ability to earn an income, stay healthy and live with dignity.
Age International is the only UK charity focusing on older people in developing countries. We help older people and their families out of poverty; make sure they get the right healthcare; protect their rights; and deliver age-friendly aid during emergencies.
What you could achieve
Everyday, we transform the lives of older people around the world. In joining our efforts, you could:
She was house-bound, now she's a business woman
Pictured: We helped Daw Hla Yin regain her independence.
77-year-old Daw Hla Yin was practically house-bound – she couldn’t see or walk properly and relied on her daughter for everything. ‘Before, my daughter had to bathe me and prepare food for me,’ she explains.
We gave Daw Hla Yin her very first eye test, a pair of glasses and a walking stick. This has made a huge difference to her quality of life. ‘Now I’ve got my stick and my glasses, I can do things on my own. I feel much more confident, safe and happy.’
Pictured: We helped Daw Hla Yin to start a pig-raising business.
With her new-found independence, Daw Hla Yin decided she wanted to set up a business to provide for herself and her family. ‘I want to be able to earn my own money,’ she told us.
So, we helped her to buy a pig and set a up pig-raising business. ‘Within the next six months, I will sell the pig and I hope to make 130,000 Kyats (£81). After selling that pig, I will buy another one and another one, making money each time.’
Daw Hla Yin is no longer forced to stay at home. Now, she can go to the local monastery, visit her friends, and even earn her own money.
This is just a snapshot of some of the work that we do. To find out more about our work and the difference you could make to the lives of older people, please do get in touch.