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The shadow under the mango tree is weekly populated by elderly who receive food assistance and participate in social activities. Elderly are a vulnerable population segment that is often neglected in humanitarian and development interventions. Lucia Maktab, one of the beneficiaries, assists during the distribution of the food parcels for six years already. She smiles when complimenting her with her efforts. Her own living situation is sad: she stays in a house that is almost falling apart and provides little protection against the rain and the old mosquito net provides no protection. There are no relatives or community members support her. Lucia’s story is similar to the story of the other elderly beneficiaries. Dorcas provides hope to their situation by creating chances for them to meet, visiting them at home and distributing food parcels as encouragement.