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

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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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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