The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project is working on behalf of HIV/AIDS orphans in rural Uganda to end systemic deprivation, poverty and hunger through a holistic approach to community development, education, and healthcare.
Sep 30, 2014

YOU help YOUR Students Grow and Learn!

Little Kutamba Student Sleeping
Little Kutamba Student Sleeping

YOU are a champion for children!

When Nyaka first opened its doors, we gathered all of the important things for a great school. We had pencils and paper, passionate teachers, textbooks, uniforms, everything we thought we would need.

Everything seemed to be going great until we realized we had one very big problem.

Our students couldn't stay awake.

We had students excited to learn but they were falling asleep at their desks, unable to absorb the vital information that would help them escape poverty.

Nyaka was missing one essential ingredient--healthy food.

Many of our students are being cared for by their grandmothers who can offer love and shelter but cannot afford to feed all of their grandchildren. Some grandmothers are raising more than 12 grandchildren!

Because of YOUR support, we were able to quickly to solve the problem. YOU started providing two meals for YOUR students every school day. YOU started Desire Farm to grow food and raise animals to keep our students fueled and ready to learn! YOU even provided gardening tools, seeds, and training for their grandmothers to ensure that they could keep their grandchildren fed! 

Right now there are 463 primary students who are receiving two meals per day through the nutrition program YOU made possible. Now your students have beans, peas, groundnuts, meat, posho, vegetables, rice, matooke (green bananas), sweet potatoes and Irish potatoes to keep them healthy and full of precious energy!

If that wasn't enough, YOUR students now have 200 chickens to provide eggs! 

YOU make all of this possible.

Thank YOU!

 

Join us for the last Bonus Day of the year!

Wednesday, October 15th

9 am EDT to 11:59 pm EDT (or until funds run out!) 

  • Global Giving will be matching donations up to $1,000 per donor at 30%! 
  • There is $75,000 available in matching!
  • They will be offering a $1,000 bonus award for the most individual donors and a $1,000 bonus award for the most money raised. 
Nyaka Students in Class
Nyaka Students in Class
Kutamba Students in Line For Lunch
Kutamba Students in Line For Lunch
Chickens at Desire Farm
Chickens at Desire Farm

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Sep 30, 2014

She is Ready to Learn Because of YOU!

Kutamba Students in Line for Lunch
Kutamba Students in Line for Lunch

YOU are making futures happen for girls in Uganda!

When Nyaka first opened its doors, we gathered all of the important things. We had pencils and paper, passionate teachers, textbooks, uniforms, everything we thought we would need.

Everything seemed to be going great until we realized that we were missing one essential ingredient: healthy food.

Many of our students are being cared for by their grandmothers who can offer love and shelter but cannot afford to feed all of their grandchildren. Some grandmothers are raising more than 12 grandchildren!

When families in Uganda are struggling to keep food on the table, girls are often the first ones pulled out of school to help at home. We need girls to stay in school so they can grow up to impact their communities. 

Because of YOUR support, we were able to quickly to solve the problem. YOU started providing two meals for YOUR students every school day. YOU started Desire Farm to grow food and raise animals to keep our students fueled and ready to learn! YOU even provided gardening tools, seeds, and training for their grandmothers to ensure that they could keep their grandchildren fed without needing to take their granddaughters out of school. 

Right now there are 463 primary students who are receiving two meals per day through the nutrition program YOU made possible. Now your students have beans, peas, groundnuts, meat, posho, vegetables, rice, matooke (green bananas), sweet potatoes and Irish potatoes to keep them healthy and full of precious energy!

If that wasn't enough, YOUR students now have 200 chickens to provide eggs! 

YOU make all of this possible.

Thank YOU!

 

Join us for the last Bonus Day of the year!

Wednesday, October 15th

9 am EDT to 11:59 pm EDT (or until funds run out!) 

  • Global Giving will be matching donations up to $1,000 per donor at 30%! 
  • There is $75,000 available in matching!
  • They will be offering a $1,000 bonus award for the most individual donors and a $1,000 bonus award for the most money raised. 
Kutamba Student in School and Ready to Learn
Kutamba Student in School and Ready to Learn
Chickens at Desire Farm
Chickens at Desire Farm

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Sep 30, 2014

Koto is Building a Better Life Because of YOU!

Koto With One of Her Baskets
Koto With One of Her Baskets

Koto is providing for her family because of YOU!

A few years ago Koto's world was changed forever. Her son and her daughter-in-law both passed away leaving her two grandchildren behind. Koto and her husband took in their grandchildren and cared for them. They did everything they could to provide for them but Koto's heart ached to provide one more thing for her grandchildren...

She dreamed of sending them to school.

Then Koto learned about the Grandmother Program. She joined a Granny Group and learned that she had everything she needed already to help her family. She improved her basket making skills and used micro-finance loans to build her business. Her Granny Group even taught her how to keep a budget. 

Today Koto runs a booming business. She makes about 12 baskets every month and sells them each for 5,000 Ugandan Shillings ($1.92 USD). That means that every month she brings in 60,000 Ugandan Shillings ($23.03 USD) to help her family.

Because of YOU, she is able to send her two grandchildren to school and pay for their school supplies! 

Knowledge is contagious! Because YOU trained her, Koto is now able to share her knowledge and experience. She plans to offer training in making of baskets and building a business for her fellow grandmothers to help them support their families as well.

The impact that YOU are making today will help Koto, the grandmothers she helps, and generations of children they will raise to escape poverty.

YOU may never see the true impact of YOUR gift but we hope that YOU feel Koto's love and gratitude for YOU today. 

Thank YOU!

 

Join us for the last Bonus Day of the year!

Wednesday, October 15th

9 am EDT to 11:59 pm EDT (or until funds run out!) 

  • Global Giving will be matching donations up to $1,000 per donor at 30%! 
  • There is $75,000 available in matching!
  • They will be offering a $1,000 bonus award for the most individual donors and a $1,000 bonus award for the most money raised. 
Nyaka Grandmothers Dancing
Nyaka Grandmothers Dancing

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