Regeena is a 67-year-old widow in India, living in a home for the elderly. She has three grown children and seven grandchildren. When Regeena was younger, she worked in a mill. Regeena lost a foot in an accident at the mill and now has a prosthetic foot.
Regeena has been sponsored since 2007 and enjoys being part of CFCA. “I like visiting [with the CFCA staff members] and making them happy,” she said.
What is your secret for a long life?
I used to work in a mill. That was very good exercise for me. I lost my leg while working and now I use a prosthetic foot.
What advice do you have for young people?
My advice for young people is that they should study well, obey their elders and take care of their grandparents.
What is the most important thing your mother taught you?
My mother taught me to be clean and to work nicely. She always taught me to pray to God.
Tell us something special about yourself.
I like singing and listening to music.
If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go and why?
I do not feel [the need] to go anywhere. This place is OK for me.
What’s one thing that has changed from when you were young to the present day?
There is lot of change. I feel that I have become very humble. I do not behave the way I used to when I was young.
What’s your favorite food?
I like buttermilk, dal (a thick Indian stew) and beans.