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If you are considering making a significant donation we would be delighted to work with you.
Thousands of charity programmes focus on children and adults – but here Age International, we support the unique needs of older women and men. From our volunteer care schemes to our businesses investments - there are so many different ways for you to help an older person today.
Why invest in people who are ageing?
Theresa raises 6 grandchildren
Grandmother Theresa is single-handedly raising six grandchildren in Sierra Leone, some of whom were orphaned during the Ebola crisis.
Thanks to support from donors, we were able to invest in her cassava cake business, so she can earn more money. Theresa has also joined our local club for older people - her role as Treasurer makes her feel more confident.
Dupha needed specialist support
Dupha struggles to see and hear. When the Nepal earthquake struck in 2012 he only survived because his daughter pulled him from his bed.
In the aftermath, we were there to make sure he had the right shelter and food. We even supported him to get a cataract operation, to restore his sight.
May cares for her neighbour
May is 75 but says she doesn’t feel old yet. She has volunteered to care for her house-bound neighbour Cho, who is 79 years old and an ex-schoolteacher.
We gave May specialist training and matched her up with Cho. They've become good friends to each other.
What your donation could achieve
£10,000 could launch 50 businesses
Our micro-finance schemes – which include financial investment & training - help older people to earn a better living and move away from unsafe work.
Hazoor, a housewife from Pakistan, set up a corner-shop aged 51.'Now I’m self-sufficient,' she says.
Hazoor pays her loan & a small amount of interest directly to her local club for older people - so your initial investment will grow and help even more people in the local area.
£20,000 could start 20 clubs
Our clubs for older people give out micro-credit, make sure people with support needs are being cared for and build strong social networks for people who might otherwise be alone and lonely.
Clubs also facilitate health check-ups, mobile clinics and eye hospitals, and members get together to campaign on local issues that affect them. Members vote for a Leader, Treasurer and Secretary every couple of years.
£50,000 could help 2,000 people see again
Our free cataract operations are helping to cure one of the world’s most common ageing eyesight problems, for some of the world’s poorest people.
‘Life would be very difficult if I had not had my cataracts removed,' says 75-year-old Karimjabu. 'I couldn’t even go to the toilet by myself if I were blind.'
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