Ghulam Mohammad, 60, Pakistan
Ghulam Mohammad, 60, lives in Camp Korona in Nowshera, Pakistan. He has three children and 13 grandchildren.
He and his family were affected by the floods in August 2010 when the water destroyed their home.
HelpAge International helped him gain back some of his independence by giving him a wheelchair and a cash grant to improve his chances of earning a livelihood.
HelpAge International 2010
He says: "I am unable to walk and have been bedridden for the last two years due to my weak bones. When the flood came, my children and grandchildren helped me to flee the house.
"The flood destroyed the house, so we lived in Peshawar for one month.
"My eyesight is also weak and it is difficult for me to get about - to do things like go to the washroom. So living in the tent was very difficult for me as I couldn't move around.
"Our family had to stay on the roadside near the motorway along with the few belongings that they could take with them."
"I can now go out in the sun"
"I cannot do much to support my family. Because of my condition, I am always looking for support from them. We need help to get back to a normal routine.
"I was given the wheelchair by HelpAge International after my case was identified by the members of the Old Peoples Association in our village.
"The wheelchair has made life much easier. I can now go out in the sun and also visit the doctor. Previously the villagers hardly saw me as I never went out of the house.
"Now I can go out of the house on my own and visit people. My family members don't have to carry me around everywhere. I am really happy to be less dependent.
"My son and grandsons work on daily wages and the income they get does not fulfill the needs of the family.
"HelpAge International gave us a cash grant of Rs.15000 and I'm planning to buy goats with it.
"This will improve our family's livelihood!"