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.
Apr 10, 2015

Winter gets to read as much as she wants because of YOU!

Winter wants to be an Electrical Engineer
Winter wants to be an Electrical Engineer

YOU are helping girls in Uganda defy the odds and achieve their dreams!

Girls like senior six student, Winter.

Winter's parents both died when she was ten years old, leaving her and five other siblings to live with their grandmother. As much as their grandmother wanted to support all of them, it almost seemed impossible considering the lack of money and poverty they were in.

They had to rely on the support of Winter's uncle. Under his care, she was continuously abused. He didn't want her to get an education and, if Winter tried to read books, he threatened to hurt her grandmother. Winter felt scared and alone.

Then her grandmother joined one of YOUR 92 Granny Groups. There she learned about a free school for HIV/AIDS orphans like Winter. She rushed to register her granddaughter.

Winter's future changed dramatically because of YOU!

Winter was able to go to school, read all the books she wanted, and with the other supports she and her grandmother were able to get, they no longer had to rely on Winter's abusive uncle.  

This is the message Winter asked us to share with you:

“I thank you, may God bless you and give you an everlasting life.”

This year, YOU brought Winter a step forward into a successful life. YOU have given her the tools to get to university and now it's up to her to use this amazing gift to help orphans and girls in her country. 

On behalf of all of your girls in Uganda, THANK YOU!

 

More girls need like Winter need YOUR help!

Right now a little girl in southwest Uganda is dreaming of going to school and YOU can send her!

This upcoming Tuesday (April 14th)

YOU can get your donation to this project matched 50% 

It starts at 9:00am (EDT) and it ends at midnight (12:00am EDT) or whenever the $100,000 in matching funds are gone

(They go quickly so please give early!)

Kutamba Primary School Girls in class
Kutamba Primary School Girls in class

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Apr 10, 2015

Volonica's Business is Growing Because of YOU!

Volonica With Her Produce to Sell
Volonica With Her Produce to Sell

The incredible work YOU are doing for your grandmothers in Uganda is 

Volonica is one of the 7,004 grandmothers YOU are supporting through this project. She is 67 years old and raising one grandchild on her own. Her grandchild came to live with her 14 years ago after the death of both his parents from HIV/AIDS.

Volonica had a wish to start farming to help support her family. Unfortunately, with no bank or prior credit, she didn’t have the ability to start up a business to help keep her family fed and healthy.

Her Granny Group gave her a loan and free training to help her get her busines going. Volonica was able to improving her farming techniques so she could grow enough food to feed her family with a surplus to sell.

Volonica thanks YOU by saying, “You have given me what I need to walk out of the poverty that had once enslaved me.”

Grandmother loans average at $20 USD. For such a small amount of money, a grandmother like Volonica can build a busines that will support her grandchildren's educations, provide food for her family, and have enough money to pay back her loan.

Thanks to YOU, grandmothers have improved their lives and the lives of the people in their communities.

The impact you are making will be felt for generations!

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!

Grandmothers Dancing
Grandmothers Dancing

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Apr 10, 2015

Annitah is in School Because of YOU!

Annitah last year in primary school uniform.
Annitah last year in primary school uniform.

YOU are amazing!

YOUR students are working hard and they're excited for this great opportunity YOU have given them.

YOU know a school is about more than just bricks and mortar. As you build up your new Nyaka Vocational Secondary School you know you are also building up every one of the 50 children who receive an education there today and the thousands of children who will attend this school in the future. 

Annitah is one of the students YOU are giving this opportunity to. She’s a bright senior one student at Nyaka Vocational Secondary School who loves to learn new things. Annitah lives with her grandfather. He struggled to try to keep his family out of poverty. He had trouble keeping them all fed. Sending his grandchildren to school was too expensive to consider. Without YOUR help, Annitah wouldn't get to go to school and she would never achieve her dream of becoming a doctor.

This school will be at full capacity in just a few years, educating 650 students, but there is still a lot of work to be done.

We need YOUR help to finish the construction.

 

Next week you're going to have an opportunity to see your contribution go even further!

This upcoming Tuesday (April 14th)

YOU can get your donation to this project matched 50% 

It starts at 9:00am (EDT) and it ends at midnight (12:00am EDT) or whenever the $100,000 in matching funds are gone.

(They go quickly so please give early!)

NVSS students in class
NVSS students in class

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