Support the Grandmothers of AIDS Orphans in Uganda

 
$9,398
$220,602
Raised
Remaining
Dec 2, 2013

YOU can help grandmothers like Salume!

YOUR Nyaka grandmothers are so grateful for you.

Because of YOUR generosity, grandmothers like Salume have a home to live in.

For three years Salume lived in one room with her grandchildren because her home had collapsed.  She had no privacy and couldn't invite visitors into her home.  She was lonely and sad.  You have changed this for her and her grandchildren.

Tomorrow is a special bonus day.

Starting at 12:00pm until the funds are gone, every penny you donate between $10.00 and $1,000.00 will be matched by Microsoft!

This is a great opportunity for your donation to go twice as far to help grandmothers like Salume!

YOU built her a new home where she and her family now live.  

Salume says that she has no words with which to express her happiness but only prays that all the people who helped her will be blessed and live longer so that more desperate people like her can be rescued.

YOU can help other grandmothers like Salume tomorrow.

Because of YOUR investment, your grandmothers can have something to be grateful for this holiday season.  

YOU can provide life-changing support for elderly grannies in Uganda. 

Every donation brings us one step closer to ending poverty in Uganda so please give and give generously! 

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Nov 6, 2013

Working Towards Brighter Futures!

Thank YOU for your generous support of the Grandmother Project. YOUR donation gives grandmothers the chance to build up their community!

Let me tell you the story of one grandmother. She and her grandchildren lived in a home that needed repair. The roof was leaking and there was no door. The kids were always worried that animals could attack them during the night. But then, YOU provided a new home for her! Since she has received a new home the children are no longer scared at night and they sleep better. YOU made then feel safe!

Because of YOU, this family and many others are working towards a brighter future.

 

You can read more from Jackson Kaguri on the Huff Post Blog. His recent post, “What You Don’t See on the National News”, is currently featured.

A grandmother and children next to home.
A grandmother and children next to home.

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Sep 4, 2013

More for the Grandkids!

Grannies working tirelessly
Grannies working tirelessly

Grannies in Uganda work tirelessly for their grandchildren.

Especially the grandmothers who are raising the students of Nyaka and Kutamba Primary Schools.

And YOU are helping them out.

YOU have made it possible to break ground on Nyaka's own first Secondary and Vocational Training School!

YOU have turned the tide of poverty through your heroic actions. 

A strong education is our greatest collective hope for eliminating extreme poverty and for our students to begin envisioning a life beyond the HIV/AIDS pandemic. 

True to the holistic model you have invested and believed in over the past twelve years, the school will combine both traditional subjects together and special vocational technical subjects like tailoring and up and coming agricultural practices. 

Attatched please find a letter written to you from our Executive Director, Jackson!

The students work so hard!
The students work so hard!
Grannies Attending the Groundbreaking
Grannies Attending the Groundbreaking

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Jul 17, 2013

Grateful Grannies and Bright Dreams

Kelly in Uganda
Kelly in Uganda

Dear Nyaka friends and family,

It’s a joy to report to you fresh from Uganda! Last month I spent time on the ground connecting with our grannies and students! Day after day, I was humbled by all the work YOU make possible.

A lot of my time was spent interacting with the Nyaka grannies, women who work hard every day to care for their grandchildren and make their communities a loving place to be. And it’s truly inspiring to watch them at work, raising strong students—students like Hilary.

Hilary is one of our pioneer secondary school students. He was one of the first students YOU helped support and was in the first graduating class in 2007. 

I knew that Hilary wanted to be a doctor from his many thank you letters he has written to donors in the United States.  And I was pleased to learn that he had just finished volunteering on his school break, working at the guest house, and is studying hard so that he can become a NEUROSURGEON.

YOU, dear donors, have made this all happen! And our grannies wanted us to let you know how grateful they really are! 

With YOUR support, our grannies can create the homes that help foster the bright dreams of dedicated students like Hilary.

YOUR generous support makes these kind of success stories happen each and every day at Nyaka and Kutamba Primary Schools. 

And we thank YOU!

Consider giving a gift today and help us continue the work of empowering Nyaka’s grannies and students! 

Kelly and Hilary
Kelly and Hilary

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Jun 12, 2013

Get Set. GO!

Jovita
Jovita's new home.
You are on the starting line.

You have until midnight to inspire your loved ones to help you pass the baton in the Race to 1k.

Today Global Giving will match $.50 of every dollar donated from now until midnight.

There is also a bonus prize of $1,000 for the organization that is given the most gifts from new donors.

Remember - You can help from wherever you are!

  1. Give a gift of $10 to your favorite grannies.  

  2. Pass the baton by sharing your generosity with 5 loved ones on Facebook, Twitter or via email.

  3. Inspire them to give $10 too!

$1,000 is enough to build another safe home, smoke free kitchen and sanitary pit latrine.

Doesn't Jovita look lovely standing in front of her new house!? (see above)

YOU built it for her!

You helped her move out of a home that leaked through the roof and the foundation. Jovita feared that snakes would be washed in with the elements. Her three grandchildren spent their nights trying to sleep in cold and damp conditions.

YOU built Jovita's kitchen and pit latrine too! (see below)

She was forced to sell most of her land when her husband battled a long period of illness. Sadly, she was widowed and left without the financial resources to support herself.

She has to rely on a neighbor just to be able to use the restroom every day.

Not any more.

YOU came through for her and her grandchildren BIG time.

Today, you have the opportunity to rescue a granny just like Jovita with a smaller than normal investment.

Help win $1000 and build another Nyaka grandmother a safe home, smokefree kitchen and sanitary pit latrine.

Take a moment to tell your friends and family about the lives you are changing in rural Uganda.

Go ahead. Brag.

Pass the baton. Inspire them to give too. Win the Race to 1k!

GO!

Jovita
Jovita's new latrine.
Jovita
Jovita's new kitchen.

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Project Leader

Twesigye Kaguri

Founder/ Director
East Lansing, MI United States

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