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Veterinary assistance for animals of homeless people
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Healthcare attendance in isolated areas of India
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Today is the International Day of Older Persons

Veterinary assistance for animals of homeless people

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Did you know that it is estimated that between 5-10% of homeless people have a pet that provides them with deep emotional support?

Animals do not judge, they do not discriminate, they provide a sense of self-esteem and they offer unconditional loyalty. In fact, according to various studies carried out on homeless people, animals foster a sense of responsibility and they reward with affection the fulfilment of this responsibility. In addition, by acting as silent witnesses, they can steer their owners away from risky behaviours, thus allowing the construction of a positive moral identity. Moreover, homeless people who share their lives with pets are less likely to be depressed and are less likely to exhibit potentially harmful behaviours, such as drug use.

logo-fundacion-altarriba-292Homeless people cannot afford veterinary assistance for their pets so, in this context, Fundación Altarriba wants to provide solutions to this problem and pay for veterinary expenses of these animals.

As you know, the community of Mascoteros has been collaborating with us in the financing of different social projects related to animal cause. From its beginning they have collaborated with Fundación Daina and Amigos del Perro to facilitate a home for abandoned dogs.

They have the opportunity now to collaborate with Fundación Altarriba to facilitate homeless people with pets have access to veterinary services.

With their help, 100 pets of homeless people will have access to veterinary assistance.

Remember that you can follow the donation process HERE.

 

Worldcoo Team

Healthcare attendance in isolated areas of India

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In the North of the state of Maharashtra, in India, there live a tribe called “korkus”; they live in the isolated jungle and they are a very poor population.  Most “korkus” families live below the poverty threshold (more than 70%) with a high illiteracy rate (more than 60%) and their main livelihood, agriculture, is scarce.

In front of this situation, entities such as Manos Unidas carry out many projects in order to face malnutrition, prevent diseases, and improve hygienic-sanitary practices among tribal “korkus” populations in the Melghat region.

logoIn their new challenge, Nicequest users will help 2.000 people who live in isolated areas of India to have access to a healthcare attention trough Manos Unidas.

manos_unidasThis new project starts after completing the last campaign in which they facilitate the access to drinking water to more than 1.000 children, an important fact in order to prevent new cases of cholera (you can remember the project HERE).

Remember that if you want, you can follow the donation process HERE.

Worldcoo Team

Today is the International Day of Older Persons

Today, October 1st, is the International Day of Older Persons, an occasion to thank, once again, the labor that elderly people do. In the actual panorama, we couldn’t imagine our live without them, thanks of them we can grow up our children, combine our professional and personal life and it is indescribable how much we learn from them!

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It is also a good occasion to talk about the isolation some older people suffer. Some weeks ago, we met Jane and she explain us her personal story. Jane Sandwood is a professional freelance writer with over 10 years’ experience across many fields. Jane has a particular interest in the issue of social isolation and it’s impact across all genders, ages and backgrounds.  Today we are more than grateful to share it with all of you.


“My grandmother is the matriarch of a large family. She has seven children, each of which has been married at least once and has produced multiple offspring, many of whom also have children now. Yet, somehow, we allowed her to become isolated through living in different areas, having busy jobs, prioritizing our own families, and assuming everything was ok. For my grandmother, she did not want to impose herself on others as she first mourned the loss of her husband and then her friends who one by one passed away or were moved into care homes.

It is no surprise, therefore, to learn that there a many complex reasons for social isolation to occur. On a personal level, prior to my marriage, social isolation came from first moving around the world and losing touch with friends from back home and college who separate into new groups, then becoming a work-from-home freelancer with no colleagues to hangout with and finally moving to a city where I knew no one.

In the UK alone, 50% of those over 75 live alone, few live with their children, and modern society has created dislocated family structures. This means 60% of people do not visit elderly relatives and 33% do not visit relatives in need of care. Isolation at all age groups is a massive problem right now, but it is most telling in our older generations. This is why we have launched a Campaign Against Social Isolation to help bring people together. Now is not too late to give a relative a call”.


On the other hand, organizations such as United Nations celebrate today this day with the theme “Stepping info the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society.” This year’s day is about enabling and expanding the contributions of older people in their families, communities and societies at large. It focuses on the pathways that support full and effective participation in old age, in accordance with old persons’ basic rights, needs and preferences.

Worldcoo Team

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