The Nyanya Project

Today in Kenya, more than half of the approximate 2.5 million Kenyan orphans are orphaned as a result of the AIDS crisis. Estimates suggest that more than 1 million of these children are currently being cared for by their grandmothers, older women who have scarce income sources, minimal education, and are frequently widowed or live without their husbands' support. Frequently, nyanya must relinquish their small businesses (selling produce or goods) to take care of their families. Cycles of poverty intensify the vulnerability of female populations: Girl children are the first to be pulled from schools to help grandmothers care for the expanded dependents, some of whom are HIV positive. Ri...
KN 2 Round About, Kigali, Rwanda
(-1.94573, 30.06065)
Rural Community Where Nyanya Project Grandmothers Live (Also Known As Ndathi, Kenya)
B 6, Chuka, Kenya
(-.32894, 37.65178)
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