How do we treat our seniors? Orphaned Mothers


A photographic investigation of our treatment of Sri Lanka’s senior citizens

What you see pictured here are mothers who have been left behind at St. Anne’s Home for the Elders in Wadduwa. They have no blood relatives, but they are together; helping each other in their day-to-day activities. There are no ethnic or caste differences among these women. They get love, security and shelter within this home. With little concern for what happens outside the home, these elderly mothers exist in their own world.  But they are in need of our help in terms of food, medication, clothing and more.

How have we let our mothers be orphaned?

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