Support the Grandmothers of AIDS Orphans in Uganda

 
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Nyaka Granny

Nyaka Granny
Grannies in Uganda are often shouldered with immense responsibilites after their sons and daughters pass away from HIV/AIDS. Nyaka grandmothers care for, on average, seven grandchildren. Although they struggle to make ends meet, the introduction of projects, such as Nyaka's micro-finance initiatives and the creation of sanitary latrines, help lessen their burdens. But what fuels these grandmothers to never give up is hope of a better future for their grandchildren, and their determination to bring these changes to their families and communities. This photograph was taken by Thorbjoern Chakravarty, a recent visitor to Uganda. During his time there, he visited the different Nyaka projects, such as Nyaka school and the Blue Lupin Community Library, that contribute to Nyaka's holistic mission. He documented these projects at work, and the time he spent there has led him to conclude that "change can happen not only in cities, but also in the most rural parts of Uganda."

Proud Grandmothers Celebrate Their Grandchildren

Proud Grandmothers Celebrate Their Grandchildren

A Granny and Her New House

A Granny and Her New House

Fausta in front of her new home

Fausta in front of her new home
Photo from Progress Report 'YOU are Saving Families!'

Some of the grandmothers YOU are helping.

Some of the grandmothers YOU are helping.
Photo from Progress Report 'YOU are Saving Families!'

Jolly standing in her maize garden

Jolly standing in her maize garden
Photo from Progress Report 'Jolly loves YOU!'

Jolly in her grocery store

Jolly in her grocery store
Photo from Progress Report 'Jolly loves YOU!'

A granny and her new home

A granny and her new home
Photo from Progress Report 'Exciting and Exclusive News for YOU!'

Beatrice in her store

Beatrice in her store
Photo from Progress Report 'Exciting and Exclusive News for YOU!'

Meet Molly!

Meet Molly!
Photo from Progress Report 'YOU are a life saver!'
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Project Leader

Twesigye Kaguri

Founder/ Director
East Lansing, MI United States

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