The latest reports from Zimbabwe show yet again how difficult life is for those elderly folk who have lost everything.
The ZANE carers go about their work with love and kindness, bringing light and dignity into lives that have been blighted through the horrors of bad governance. However, it is the ZANE donors who quietly give what they can that make the whole enterprise possible – we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
It has been a good few weeks – although we have been busy reaching out to the less fortunate and those living on the poverty line, we have had some rewarding results, restoring dignity to many.
Ken B. normally collects his monthly help, however, on his last visit, we noticed he was not looking well and decided to deliver his funds to his doorstep this month. Ken suffers from a pulmonary heart condition. On arrival at his home, he informed me of his recent stay in the hospital – his body was retaining water, so his lungs were filling up. I worry about Ken, as he looks very frail, and I fear his situation will decline. We will try to visit more often, even if it is just to sit and listen for a short while.
Colleen J, whom we assessed last month, continues to struggle while her husband’s dementia declines at a rapid rate. She has no home assistance, which means she is up and down during the night attending to Mr. J as well as during the day, cooking and cleaning for them both. We have added them to the food parcel list and will hope to help with a night carer so that Colleen can at least get some rest overnight, which will enable her to cope better during the day.
Jean W. settled well into the care home initially but has not been herself of late. Her back is sore, and she’s no longer able to walk without the help of her walker. She was fretting about not knowing what was happening outside the confines of the home, so we arranged to get her a radio so that she can feel more in touch. Sometimes a small action can make a huge difference in someone’s life, and we are always glad we can bring some love and dignity into the darkest of situations.
* Names and images may have been changed for privacy reasons
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Thank you – Nicky Passaportis ZANE Australia
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Any assistance is greatly appreciated and goes a long way to giving our pensioners a better quality of life and lift the pressure of money worries which is very debilitating emotionally.
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