Older people's voices

Our collection of older people's life stories capture the strength and resilience behind a lifetime of experience. 

Through these stories, older people are speaking out and we're listening. Read what they have to say and discover their hopes, challenges and contributions.


Van Quang and Thi Tu care for their son who is HIV positive.

Read life stories about older people coping with HIV and AIDS.

Gogo Thokozile, 67, South Africa

Nguyen Van Quang, 70, and Vu Thi Thu, 68, Vietnam

Work and pensions

Tubakwera, 58, from Uganda has seven grandchildren to support.

Read life stories about older people getting decent work and pensions.

Krishna, 75, Nepal

Safarbek, 98, Kyrgyzstan

Alejandro, 71, The Philippines

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