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 3, 2014

Safina Loves You!

Safinah With Her New Garden Hoe
Safinah With Her New Garden Hoe

7,005 grandmothers are grateful for you every day. They think of you every time they feed their grandchildren nutritious food from their garden, learn a new skill from their Granny Group, build a business with a microfinance loan, or lie in the safety of a warm, sturdy home.

Today we would like to share one testimony from a grandmother YOU have helped.

I Am Safinah 75 years, a widow of Kigina village, Bwanga parish, Nyarushanje sub county, Rukungiri District. I am living in a very small piece of land with no other source of income. I was blessed with 12 children but unfortunately, 7 have since died after a long period of illness. I am taking care of 2 grandchildren by names of Aisah 15 years, shamirah 8 years. I was born in Bunono village and later got married to Kigina. I only earns a living by doing handcraft especially mats. Through Nyaka grannies project I was able to receive 2 agricultural hoes that has enabled me to increase food production in my family.

Safinah would not have the tools she needs to keep her family fed without YOUR help. YOU have saved her through YOUR gift of agricultural hoes.

This year alone, YOU have given 1,900 agricultural hoes to grandmothers in need.

YOU are amazing!

 YOU can help us reach MORE grandmothers!

September 3rd--September 10th GlobalGiving will be offering a one-time 100% match on all new recurring donations! If you have been waiting for a good time to start giving monthly, this is it!

Some of YOUR Nyaka Grandmothers
Some of YOUR Nyaka Grandmothers

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Aug 29, 2014

She had no hope until YOU helped her

Administration Building Under Construction
Administration Building Under Construction

He told her that he loved her and that made her feel special. Then one day he was gone and it was time to go back to school.

Part of her knew what would happen but she went anyway, hoping that maybe the bad feeling in the pit of her stomach was wrong. Every semester when the girls came back to school, the principal made them take the test. She told herself it could be nothing but the test didn’t lie.

She was pregnant.

While the other girls went to their classes, she had to pack her things. She had dreamed of becoming a nurse but now she would never get that chance. She walked out of the school with every eye on her.  She did everything she could to keep from crying but the thought of her lost future was too much. What would she do now?

Unfortunately, this story isn’t uncommon in Uganda. Many secondary schools test girls for pregnancy as soon as their students arrive at school. If they are found to be pregnant, they are expelled immediately. Some girls drop out of school if they have had sex or have been raped to avoid the shame and embarrassment of expulsion. Without education, these girls and their children are trapped in poverty.

This isn’t a small number of girls in Uganda. Nearly 1 in 4 girls will become pregnant before the age of 18. This leads many girls to early marriage and unsafe abortions.

YOU are making sure that YOUR students are given good health education to help them avoid pregnancy and HIV/AIDS but we also want to help all of our students reach their dreams even if they make mistakes. That is why YOUR Secondary and Vocational School will not expel girls if they become pregnant.

YOUR support in building YOUR Secondary and Vocational school is helping us work towards the dream that every girl will have the opportunity to reach her dreams. Just look at the pictures of your school under construction.

Look at the beautiful roof YOU have built over the Girls’ dormitory! To the girls who will one day sleep under that roof, every rain drop they hear hit the tiles will remind them of YOUR gift.

The school is scheduled to open February 9th, 2015! That’s only a few short months away but we have faith that YOUR love will open our doors!

Here are a couple ways YOU can help us get there!

Right NOW! YOU can vote for our photos in the Global Giving photo contest. It doesn't cost anything to vote and you can help Nyaka win $1,000! Here are the links to our two photos in the running to win:  http://buff.ly/1AN7FDa & http://buff.ly/1AN7FDb

You can also share these links with your friends and ask them to vote too!

September 3rd--September 10th GlobalGiving will be offering a one-time 100% match on all new recurring donations! If you have been waiting for a good time to start giving monthly, this is it!

Artistic Rendering of Completed School
Artistic Rendering of Completed School
Girls
Girls' Dormitory Under Construction

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Aug 27, 2014

One Brick At A Time

Front of Girls
Front of Girls' Dormitory

Take a second to look at the beautiful pictures of YOUR Secondary and Vocational School under construction!

The progress is coming along because of YOUR help! It is scheduled to open February 9th, 2015! That’s only a few short months away!

The first class of students will enter those doors to begin their very first day of secondary school. With butterflies in their stomachs, they will walk to their very first class to meet new teachers, make new friends, and continue their journeys to bright futures!

For the people of the community watching these buildings rise into the air, it's a miracle! This school teaches them to hope that one day every child in their community will be able to taste the dream of opportunity. Every child will be able to stand tall with a pencil in their hands and lead their community out of poverty.

YOU are not just building a school. YOU are building futures one brick at a time

We still have a lot of work yet to do before the school is complete—windows need to be put in, floors need to be finished, the dormitories are still incomplete—but we have faith that YOUR love will open our doors!

February 9th, 2015 is coming quickly. We hope that YOU will continue to support your children as we work towards this important date.

Here are a couple ways YOU can help us get there!

Right NOW! YOU can vote for our photos in the Global Giving photo contest. It doesn't cost anything to vote and you can help Nyaka win $1,000! Here are the links to our two photos in the running to win:  http://buff.ly/1AN7FDa & http://buff.ly/1AN7FDb

You can also share these links with your friends and ask them to vote too!

September 3rd--September 10th GlobalGiving will be offering a one-time 100% match on all new recurring donations! If you have been waiting for a good time to start giving monthly, this is it!

Artistic Rendering of Completed School
Artistic Rendering of Completed School
Administration Building Under Construction
Administration Building Under Construction

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