Meet our waiting Senior friends

Sserunjogi “Livingstone” Salongo is 76 years old and lives in Magoggo, Uganda with his wife and 4 grandchildren. They live in a mud and wattle shack with 5 other people. Recently, he started to build a brick and cement house, but ran out of money for the roof. Livingstone works hard for his family. He farms a small patch of land that he purchased and sells the produce when the crop is good. But he worries about his ability to continue in this work as his body grows weaker with age.

Divensi Zalwango is an 80-year-old widow and mother of 11. Of her 11 children, only 4 sons are still living. Divensi has grandchildren but they do not live with her. She currently lives alone in a brick and cement house with 4 partially finished rooms. She receives some assistance from a friend’s son, Bashir, who helps her cultivate food from land she gave him. He also helps her get medicine at the nearby health center when needed.

Nosiata Nakawunde is a ROTOM volunteer. She prepares meals for the fellowship and regularly makes home visits to ROTOM seniors. However, Nosiata is getting older herself and at 65 is responsible for the care of 5 grandchildren, ranging in age from 3 to 15. The home she shares with her husband is in very poor condition and as his health fails, Nosiata finds that more and more of the responsibility for the household falls on her shoulders. She works hard to make sure that she can pay her grandchildren’s school tuition and somehow she finds time to serve her community as well.

For more information about how to befriend a waiting senior, contact us at:
friendship@reachone-touchone.org or call 888.540.3439 or click below to make a gift to our senior friendship fund.