Help Older People Live With Dignity
Wisdom Global Foundation is works for disadvantaged old age people in Andhra Pradesh, India.
We reach out to destitute elderly people and help them to overcome poverty; in times of natural calamities such as floods we rescue the very old and very young people, who are the most vulnerable.
Why do we focus on old people?
✅ India has around 100 million elders (people over 60 years of age) and the number is estimated to reach 323 million, or 20 per cent of the total population, by 2050
✅ Around 33 per cent of the elderly live alone or with spouse only
✅ 70 per cent of the elderly population is illiterate
✅ 90 per cent work for livelihood
✅ Elders have to grapple with financial insecurity, morbidity, loneliness, vulnerability, physical weakness, social isolation and powerlessness
✅ Grandparents care for around half of orphaned children