Lipi Begum is a grandmother, living in a small village 2 hours from Dhaka in Bangladesh.
HelpAge provides grandparents like Lipi with the health care they need to support their families. The treatment and medicine offered through HelpAge clinics can make all the difference. Before the clinic, Lipi couldn't afford to see a doctor for her chronic pain and was bedridden for months.
Grandparents around the world contribute to their families and communities, just like Lipi.
We estimate that up to half of the world's children who have been orphaned by AIDS are being brought up by their grandparents. Other grandparents are caring for children orphaned by war, natural disasters or whose parents have left to find work. With little or no resources, many older people struggle alone to provide their grandchildren with food, schooling and a future. And much of the burden of caring for sick people with HIV and AIDS falls to older people.
We help families where older people are caring for children by:
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About HelpAge USA
HelpAge USA is the U.S. affiliate of HelpAge International. Through our global network of over 120 partners and affiliates in over 70 countries, HelpAge implements programs and policies that improve the health and livelihoods of older people in poor communities. From advocating for the rights of older people to improving healthcare access, HelpAge works to ensure everyone who reaches old age can live a healthy, safe, and secure life. To learn more about HelpAge programs as well as the health and humanitarian challenges of an aging world, visit www.helpageusa.org.