Aging in dignity is a pious wish for many people in Bangladesh, as there is no state welfare system. If the children cannot support their parents, they face hard times in old age.
The precarious situation of old people left alone caught the eye of Christa and Jörg Wahl from Freiburg when they visited us in April. Together we developed the idea of a support program for the minimum basic care of the elderly: Poronto Bella. The project learning shows that with an annual contribution of 140 € per year, it is possible to help old people to achieve a little more security and dignity.