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.
Feb 3, 2015

YOU Believed in Mauda!

Granny Group leaders managing funds for loans
Granny Group leaders managing funds for loans

The incredible work YOU are doing for your grandmothers in Uganda has shown this year, helping many families and communities.

Mauda is one of the 7,005 grandmothers YOU are supporting through this project. She is 57 years old and raising two grandchildren on her own. Her grandchildren came to live with her seven years ago after their mother died of HIV/AIDS.

Mauda had a wish to start a goat-rearing project 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.

But Mauda's Granny Group knew her and believed in her. Her fellow grandmothers knew that her capability and skills as a businesswoman would help her succeed. They knew that she would work hard to pay them back.

Mauda was among the first grannies to receive a loan from the microfinance fund. For Grannies similar to her, a loan amount as small as $20 can flip their whole world upside down, in a good way. You might spend more than $20 on a family pizza night but that same $20 can help one of your grandmothers build a successful business.

For a very small amount of money, Mauda was able to expand her business. Now she can support her grandchildrens' educations, provide food for her family, and have enough money to pay back her loan.

Thanks to YOU, grandmothers like Mauda have improved their lives and the lives of the people in her community. The impact you are making will be felt for generations!

Mauda with her grandchildren, Shallon and Kevin
Mauda with her grandchildren, Shallon and Kevin

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Jan 30, 2015

Exam Grades Are In!

Kutamba Primary School Students at School
Kutamba Primary School Students at School

Last year YOU gave 650 students free education, healthcare, meals, shoes, school uniforms, and school supplies.

We want you to know that YOUR hard work is paying off! Every year your Primary 7 class is required to take the big Primary Leaving Exam. This test has the power to decide their entire future. It will determine if they will be accepted into the secondary school or vocational school of their choice. Students who do not score high enough are often forced to go to a school that provides a poorer quality of education or they may have to seek out an apprenticeship rather than attending a formalized vocational school.

This year, 87% of your Primary 7 students received a B+ or higher and ALL of YOUR students passed!

Thanks to your new Nyaka Vocational Secondary School, ALL of your Primary 7 students will be given high quality education when their new school opens on February 9th!

YOUR support is the reason these children have a chance at a happy, vibrant future that many children are not so blessed to have.

The more YOU help, the less likely these children will be trapped in poverty, unable to fulfill their dreams.  Because of YOU they will not miss out on valuable education. Even though we are opening the Secondary School, we still have a lot of construction to do before it is completed! If you want to help us ensure that this class and all of YOUR future students have the opportunity to get a high quality education, please consider giving to our new project on global giving, Build A School for HIV/AIDS Orphans in Uganda.

The Nyaka Vocational Secondary School
The Nyaka Vocational Secondary School

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Jan 14, 2015

Lucky is Feeling Great! Thank You!

Lucky back at school and feeling healthy!
Lucky back at school and feeling healthy!

YOU have saved a little boy from the brink of death.

YOU have restored the most precious gift--a childhood

 Lucky shared with us that he is feeling much better because he is going to the monthly treatments YOU are providing! YOU are helping him stay strong and healthy!

Lucky is eating better! He is helping with household chores like fetching water and washing dishes! And he is playing with his friends!

Lucky is so grateful for YOU!

YOU have given Lucky the life-saving treatment he needs for a year. There are more children like Lucky who need YOUR support. To continue to support Lucky and children like him through Nyaka, we encourage you to give through our other projects for HIV/AIDS orphans on Global Giving:

Provide Education To AIDS Orphans In Rural Uganda

This project supports HIV/AIDS orphans in southwest Uganda. It operate two free primary schools for over 465 vulnerable children that provide meals, clothes, medical care, vocational training, community potable water, and a HIV/AIDS prevention program. Your love also provides scholarships to over 191 secondary school students. These scholarships cover their tuition, supplies, transportation, health care, and other services.


Educate Girls Orphaned By HIV/AIDS In Rural Uganda

If you want to support girls in education, this project focuses on the specific needs of girls. Orphaned girls face barriers to school that many boys don't. Orphaned girls are vulnerable to predators, more likely to drop out of school, more likely to have an unplanned pregnancy, and are more likely to marry before they're ready. Many girls miss days of school every year because they lack access to sanitary products and medicine. Nyaka pledges to support girls in making positive decisions so they can meet their goals.

We hope you will continue to support children like Lucky!

Lucky dreams of becoming a lawyer!
Lucky dreams of becoming a lawyer!

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