Discontinued Twinning ContinuityEl Salvador
Elderly adults in El Salvador are discarded. Despite giving everything for the family, the community, the municipality and the country in times of war and during the process of building peace and democracy, most of the elderly are abandoned by the State. In a recent encyclical, Pope Francis also referred to the world’s elders as the “discarded.”
In El Salvador there are 825 thousand people over 60 years of age. Of these, only 200,000 have a pension that, with few exceptions, ranges between US $ 50 and US $ 350 per month. The remaining 625 thousand do not receive any income from the State, despite having worked their entire lives for starvation wages, without contributions to social security or pensions.
ARTE – CORDES
General Objective: Improved quality of life for older adults at ARTE, Rural Association for the Elderly located in Tecoluca
Specific Objective: To continue with the financial support to 5 adults without ART resources, through CORDES
(women and men).
- 14 payments of € 100 per month to 5 people of ART