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We started BLR Inc. to bring hope to the elderly in Ethiopia. Through housing, food programs, and medical care, we can make a difference in their lives. Our goals is to Build, Love and Restore the elderly in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia and the Elderly
Ethiopia has a growing population of elderly people. According to the BBC, the population of the elderly is expected to grow 55% by 2050. As this population increases, so do the number of poor, homeless, and hungry elderly.

The AIDS Epidemic
The high number of HIV/AIDS related deaths in Ethiopia has orphaned a large number of children. Grandparents are now raising these young children without proper income to support
even themselves, let alone their grandchildren.

Lack of Support
There is no provision for programs of social security or other financial support for the elderly. Many are unable to work due to illness or age. These elderly are unable to care for themselves and their grandchildren.

Our Objectives
Our first priority is to get the homeless elderly people off the street. We have several volunteers in Ethiopia who are willing to support the work and provide shelter, food, and care.

We also have three long-range goals:

  1. To establish the first elderly home care center that provides for the basic physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the homeless elderly in Ethiopia.
  2. To provide extended community based care to provide stability for the elderly and prevent displacement and homelessness.
  3. To bring awareness to the Faith-Based Community, social groups, and governmental agencies about the need of this population and encourage their participation in restoring hope and dignity to Ethiopia’s elderly.

Our Approach
BLR is a faith-based organization. We have a holistic approach to elderly care and we seek to promote collaboration among different groups so that together we can provide meaningful help for a positive outcome.

The mountain is enormous, the way up is laborious but, with Love, no mountain is too big to concur! One elder at a time, we can make a difference and maintain a legacy.



 

Their challenges are our opportunities.

One Time Giving
BLR is also grateful for one-time gifts of support.

Monthly Pledge
Subscribe now to sponsor one elder for $30 a month!


Monthly Pledge
Subscribe now to sponsor one elder for $30 a month!

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Facts About Ethiopia

  • Ethiopia's elderly have been the source for Ethiopia's rich history, culture and tradition.
  • Ethiopia has always valued and treasured the elderly to persevere her custom that has depth and maintained insurmountable originality.
  • In the recent years, Ethiopia's elderly over the age of sixty have been marginalized by a great deal as a result of change in prospective of the value of Ethiopia's elderly.
  • There is no government pension or assistance for the needy.
  • There is a rapid growth of the elderly population in Ethiopia and high percentage of the population is facing economic, social and religious atrocities.
  • It is anticipated that by 2050 Ethiopia's elderly population will increase by 55% and will outnumber the population of children for the first time in Ethiopia's history.
  • MORE than 28 million Ethiopians live in what is termed deep and long-term poverty.
    At least 60 % of people living in Ethiopia's major towns and cities are living below the poverty line.
  • More than 28 million people in Ethiopia live in deep and long-term poverty, and 80 per cent of the population is forced to survive on less than the World Bank's $2-a-day poverty line. In the capital, Addis Ababa, this would buy just a handful of bread rolls to share between large families.

We started BLR Inc. to bring hope to the elderly in Ethiopia. Through housing, food programs, and medical care, we can make a difference in their lives. Our goals is to Build, Love and Restore the elderly in Ethiopia.

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Sponsor

University Denver African Initiatives

Serving Ethiopia's Elderly: Helping One Elder at a time!
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