WJR's Sponsor a Grandparent initiative aims to relieve poverty within the elderly community in the Former Soviet Union.
Surviving life in the Former Soviet Union is hard enough for most. For our elderly clients life can be even more challenging. With many totally homebound or even bed bound and without family members or friends to look after them, they rely fully on the help and care that they receive from WJR.
For example Nadezhda Vlasenko, 85, lives alone in Georgia in a deteriorating house badly in need of repairs. After her husband and two sons passed away, Nadezhda was left alone to care for and support herself in difficult conditions. Her house does not have any indoor plumbing, and instead Nadezhda must use a toilet located outside. The water pump usually doesn't work because of frost, so the 85-year-old woman must walk to the next street and bring back water to her home.
Nadezhda survives on a monthly pension of just £55 a month which must cover all her food, medication, bills and rent. With this limited income, she cannot afford to buy good quality food or medication on her own.
It is only with your help that Nadezhda is able to live in dignity and to survive.
WJR provides Nadezhda with:
Please help us to help more elderly people like Nadezhda by sponsoring a grandparent today. Contact Emma on 020 8736 1250 or email@example.com