Pilot program partnership improves health outcomes of sponsored elders with diabetes

A partnership between Unbound and Chronic Care International on a three-year noncommunicable diseases pilot program has improved the health outcomes of participating sponsored elders living with diabetes in the Philippines. The pilot could pave the way for the establishment of a low-cost model of care for diabetes management that can be replicated in developing countries to assist individuals living in poverty.


At one time, single mother Olive and her children in Rwanda couldn’t afford to have a permanent residence. After joining Unbound and learning saving strategies, Olive has been able to build her family a small mud house. Pictured are Olive (sitting) with her daughters Chanelle, 13, and Phionah, 5.