Support the Grandmothers of AIDS Orphans in Uganda

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


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


Jun 12, 2013

Get Set. GO!

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!


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


Jun 10, 2013

On Your Mark!

Harrietti and her grandchildlren
Harrietti and her grandchildlren
Grab your calendar and save the date.
June 12, 2013 is BONUS Day and Global Giving will match $.50 of every dollar donated between 9a.m. EST and midnight.
There is also a bonus prize of $1,000 for the organization that is given the most gifts from new donors.

We need YOU to join us in the Race to 1k.

Don't go tying on your running shoes. This is a virtual relay.

You can help from wherever you are!

  1. Give $10 on June 12, 2013 - Don't worry. We will remind you!

  2. Share your generosity with your loved ones on Facebook, Twitter or via email.

  3. Inspire them to give $10 too!

Because of YOU, Harrietti and her grandchildren are now protected from a home that threatens to collapse on them in the night.

You make sure that her children awake well rested and ready to learn every morning.

You make hundreds of school days possible for children living in devastating poverty.


Invite your loved ones to help you transform lives.

You have already built homes for 4 grandmothers and their grandchildren with your generosity this year.

Thank you!

The Nyaka Grannies are dancing in celebration!

Dancing grannies

On June 12th, you will have the opportunity to do even more - with less!

You cannot do this alone. Together we can win $1000 and build another Nyaka grandmother a safe home, smokefree kitchen and sanitary pit latrine.

You can pass the baton of generosity and with your loved ones, become a shelter.
Give. Share. Inspire.
On your marks!


May 13, 2013

Raise the Roof for Grandmothers!

In 2012, you built 28 homes, 88 kitchens, and 88 pit-latrines for Nyaka grannies and their grandchildren.

You are raising roofs in rural Uganda!

Because of you, grandmothers like Edvinah have safe homes where they can raise their grandchildren.

Edvinah lovingly raised 13 of her own children and then eight of them passed away leaving behind three young grandchildren - orphaned, alone, and destitute.  

Although she lived in abject poverty, Edvinah decided to welcome her grandchildren into her home.

Displeased with her decision, her husband began to physically abuse 68-year-old Edvinah.  She was forced to flee for their safety with no source of income or support. 

They were forced to live in a windowless leaking shack.

Can you imagine a grandmother and her grandchildren living in such poverty?   Neither could we.

Today, you are Edvinah's shelter. 

You are rebuilding a community one grandmother at a time. 

Today Edvinah and her three grandchildren live in the safe and secure home that you built for them.

“I am the happiest Mukaaka in the whole community. I pray that you continue with the same spirit - helping needy people like me.” ~ Mukaaka Edvinah

Edvinah is only one of 6,500 grandmothers supported by the Nyaka Grandmother Program you generously support.

Help us raise 25 new roofs in honor of Edvinah's courage, love and determination this Mother's Day.

GlobalGiving is giving away $5 for every tribute card purchased by May 12, while funds last.

Act fast - time is running out!

Raise the roof for a woman in your life with a life changing gift for a grandmother in Uganda.

Thank YOU!


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Twesigye Kaguri

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