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Elderly Communities


In the Republic of  Congo, the current population of older persons is estimated at 1.6 million (5% of the population) and it is expected to increase to 5.5 million in 2050  Older persons are thus highly vulnerable to neglect, isolation, and elder abuse and face discrimination in accessing social services.

Older people are more prone to detrimental health conditions such as hearing loss, disabilities, diabetes, depression, and other health challenges. Limited access to health care for this vulnerable group is a growing concern in developing countries.


We do care for the elderly by providing them with Food, Mosquito Nets, Mattresses, Bedsheets, and Bed Covers. Shelters e.t.c


vulnerable communities

There are many vulnerable communities in the Republic of Congo and Africa in general that have had little or no access to decent life and better education.


CO.CO.PE provides better health care, education, advocacy, support, welfare, and skills to vulnerable persons, families, and communities through collective effort.

In the Republic of Congo, an estimated 12% of the population have a disability yet 22% of unemployed disability. Persons with disabilities account for 12.4% of the population. Disaggregation by age reveals that Children with disabilities (17 years and below) are 2.9%, youth with disabilities (18-30years) is 2%, adults living with disabilities (31-64) are 5.5% whereas

older persons with disabilities (65 years and above) constitute 2.1% of the population. Analysis by gender reveals that disability is higher among women (6.9%) compared to men (5.6%).

In addition, the disability prevalence rate is higher among those living in rural areas 10.3% compared to those in urban areas 2.2%. Visual impairments account for the highest form of disability (6%), followed by mental disabilities (5%), physical impairments (4%), and hearing difficulties (3%). (Vulnerable)that is the reason we focus on helping the disabled in the communities





A disability is any condition of the body or mind (impairment) that makes it more difficult for the person with the condition to do certain activities (activity limitation) and interact with the world around them.

Although “people with disabilities” sometimes refer to a single population, this is actually a diverse group of people with a wide range of needs.

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