Older people’s stories

Our collection of older people’s life stories captures 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.

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Robina Bughio, 56, Pakistan

Robina Bughio, 56, is a widow living in the village of Hadi Bux Shah in the suburbs of Shahpur Jahania, in Shaheed Benazirabad District, Sindh Province.

Muhmmad Salih

Muhmmad Salih, 75, Pakistan

Muhmmad Salih (75) from Shahpur Jahania village in Shaheed Benazirabad district, is now living with his family in the open air as they couldn’t get to the shelter provided in the community school quickly enough, and it was already full. The mud-plastered home he shared with his wife and four children was completely destroyed by the heavy rains and his livestock were killed.