Laudie: The Story of a Grandma Worth Remembering


Escalating since October 2019, the political and economic crisis is driving Lebanon to the brink of bankruptcy. The tragic situation has been exacerbated by a gigantic explosion of chemicals stored in Beirut’s seaport. The middle class has virtually ceased to exist. Educated citizens are fleeing hyperinflation, rising unemployment, power cuts and fuel shortages.

  • Since the beginning of the crisis, the Lebanese pound has lost more than 90% of of its value
  • Food prices increased by 400 % between January and December 2020.
  • GDP fell by 20.3% (2020)
  • 78% of the Lebanese population (3 million people) live in poverty. Extreme poverty has affected 36% of Lebanese (1.38 million)
  • there is a nationwide shortage of essential medicines
  • prolonged power and fuel shortages (up to 20 hours a day) are paralysing the daily lives of the Lebanese
We provide medication, food and basic hygiene and sanitation products for


chronically ill and destitute people


On Grandma’s Day, our thoughts turn to the elderly women who will receive no flowers today. Perhaps they are forgotten by all. We think of 80-year-old Laudie, a senior living on the outskirts of Byblos, Lebanon. The nuns took her in when she lost everything.

No one visits Laudie, even though she devoted her life to caring for children from wealthy Lebanese families. She never had time to start her own. But Laudie still waits. She smiles, saying fuel is expensive, and young people are so busy nowadays. Yet, sometimes, you can see hesitation in her eyes. Now, as she faces health problems caused by breast cancer, unemployment, and losing her savings due to Lebanese crisis, she needs our support more than ever.

Today, on this special day, we have the chance to give her a unique gift. To show that we remember her, think of her warmly, and that she doesn’t have to worry about anything anymore. Gift Laudie a voucher for real goods – food, heating oil, and essential meds.

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