2015 – Calamba City, Philippines – Abandoned elderly

Location: Calamba City, Philippines

Beneficiary: Abandonned elderly in Bahay Ni Maria

Date: June 2015 

Cristina Para, GGB's Goodwill Ambassador, recently visited Bahay Ni Maria in Laguna Philippines. It is an organization that is run by nuns and volunteers who provide housing and care for the elderly that are abandoned. Most of the elderly suffer from cognitive and/or physical disabilities. At the time she visited, there was another group of  volunteers who sang and played guitar during lunch. Some of the seniors were able to feed themselves, but some required assistance from volunteers. Cristina was able to converse with some of them, and they really enjoyed having company. Through GGB, she was able to provide them with food donations like rice, sardines, noodles, coffee, milk powder, biscuits and crackers, as well as hygiene products like shampoo, and soap.

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