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.
Oct 31, 2014

Every Step Brings Her Closer

Mable (Left) with fellow Kutamba students
Mable (Left) with fellow Kutamba students

YOUR love gives Mable the strength she needs to come to school every day.

Mable is a nursery student at Kutamba Primary School. She loves to come to school, even if it means waking up at 5:00am every day so she can get to school on time.

At the age of just 6, Mable walks more than 2 hours every morning to school and then walks another 2 hours home.

But Mable doesn’t care how long it takes. She loves school and she has big dreams. Someday she wants to be a nurse so she can give back to her community and help her Mukaaka if she becomes ill.

Because of YOUR love and support, Mable has something worth walking to. YOU are giving her a quality education, two meals a day, a school nurse to care for her (and inspire her), a school uniform, and shoes to protect her little feet as she walks to school.

Even at her young age, Mable knows that every step brings her closer to her future and she is so grateful. 

Thank you!

Mable
Mable

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Oct 31, 2014

YOU are sending Sarah to University!

Sarah (Right) with a friend
Sarah (Right) with a friend

Sarah lost both parents to HIV/AIDS when she was very young. 

Fortunately her grandparents were able to keep her in school. Sarah dreamed of going to university so she could become a lawyer. She worked hard and made it to her Senior Four year only to find that her grandparents could no longer raise enough money for her school fees.

Sarah’s dreams would have been over like so many other children if it had not been for YOU

YOU saw Sarah's potential. YOU pledged to give her the opportunity to reach her dreams.

Now she is in her final year of school and she is applying to universities. YOUR love and support has given her the opportunity to show how smart and talented she is.

Sarah is so grateful for the precious gift YOU have given her but we know, for every story like Sarah's, there are many more children who are dropping out of school because they can no longer afford it. 

YOUR continued support means that these children will have the chance to reach their dreams just like Sarah. 

Thank you!

Sarah studying for her exams
Sarah studying for her exams

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Oct 31, 2014

If YOU hadn't been there...

Furida
Furida

All Furida could do was watch as her home collapsed in a heap of mud and sticks on the ground. Imagine losing everything you have in the blink of an eye. 

Furida is no stranger to loss. 13 of her 15 children died of HIV/AIDS. She cared for and loved a grandson for 8 years before he too died of HIV/AIDS.

Alone and impoverished, Furida knew that grandmothers in her position typically do not have happy lives to look forward to.

Fortunately for Furida, she had YOU

Because of YOUR support, Furida was able to be part of a Granny Group. And, knowing that her home was dangerous, her fellow members had chosen Furida to be among the grandmothers to receive a new home. 

So, on the day her worst fear was realized, her greatest dream came true. The builders arrived that very same day to build her new home and kitchen.

YOU rescued her a day from homelessness.

Nyaka has many stories like Furida's. Stories of the amazing things YOU are doing to change lives. But, for every happy story, there are many more grandmothers who we couldn't reach.

YOUR continued support and love means more happy stories. 

 

 

Furida dancing in front of her new home
Furida dancing in front of her new home

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