Help fight loneliness in the senior community
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I am looking to collect funds to start a business with my mother that would help old and disabled people fight loneliness. My mother and I both work in health care and we both have experienced how much loneliness and isolation there truly is in ...

I am looking to collect funds to start a business with my mother that would help old and disabled people fight loneliness.

My mother and I both work in health care and we both have experienced how much loneliness and isolation there truly is in de senior community. 
When my mother was working as a caretaker for elderly people she once again got confronted with a lot of people who could not leave their homes on their own and became isolated and socially deprived because of it.

We stumbled upon an organisation in the Netherlands that provided company and support for just this reason.(http://www.rent-a-daughter.com)
In the UK there is a similar project: 'Friends of the Elderly'
They seem to have the right idea. They provide companionship and help to those who need it most. It is not about giving medical attention or help cleaning, it is about helping these people leave their house, or to even simply provide them with someone to talk to.

Inspired we looked if we could start up something similar, here in Belgium.
However, the government wants to see a business work first before they can invest at all. (something about a crisis??)

Therefor I am trying my luck through fundrazr to collect money to make this project happen. The demand is crazy high and I hope we can start giving the weakest groups in our society some much needed companionship and relief.

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