The Help-Age Program, affectionately referred to as the “Granny Program” currently assists 9 elderly individuals (8 women and 1 man) in Cap-Haitian. This program is financially supported by Help-Age Canada, based in Ottawa. Haiti does not have a well-developed system of care for the elderly, and elderly people without younger family members to care for them are most at risk.
The program supports the beneficiaries by providing them with financial support, helping pay medical bills, rent and funeral costs. The support they receive helps to ensure quality of life and dignity for these incredible women. The Help-Age Program respects the immense value of each individual life, regardless of age.
You can visit HelpAge Canada for more information about the Help-Age program.