Support the Grandmothers of AIDS Orphans in Uganda

 
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A granny and her new home
A granny and her new home

YOU did so much for your grandmothers in 2013!

Through the grandmother project, you built:

  • 37 homes (includes a house, kitchen, and latrines)
  • 6 house
  • 20 kitchens
  • 10 latrines

The homes YOU have built keep YOUR grannies and the children they care for safe and healthy.

We were also able to give out 72 micro finance loans to grannies to give them the capital to start their own businesses. YOU made a difference in the lives of women like Beatrice. Because of YOUR support, Beatrice was able to open her own store and can now pay the school feels of her three children.

YOU are breaking the cycle of poverty and helping grannies like Beatrice be good role models for the young girls and women who are growing up in their community.

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Beatrice in her store
Beatrice in her store

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Meet Molly!
Meet Molly!

To Nyaka’s grannies, you are a friend, a supporter, a cheerleader, and family….but most of all, YOU are a life saver!

Molly, 85, was caring for two grandsons in a crumbling house. The nearest town and resources were hours away. Her family was in a dire need for a new home. However, with no money, she had no hope. 

Molly prayed for a miracle and she received one: YOU! 

YOU provided her with a new home, a clean pit-latrine, and a dry kitchen. YOU provided these livable conditions.

To us, these changes may seem meager. But to Molly, they are monumental!

She wanted to thank you herself:
“I have nothing I can offer to you sympathetic people for this great gift you’ve given to me but I’m praying for you from so many miles away ~ thank you.” –Molly

YOU have done something amazing! But, Molly is only one; there are many more grandmothers praying for your miracle. YOU can help them keep their grandchildren safe and fed. 

If you haven’t yet made your year-end donation, please do so today.

Holiday Blessings to you and your family ~ From Molly, her family, and ours!

Molly and her family
Molly and her family
Their new home!
Their new home!

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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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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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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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Twesigye Kaguri

Founder/ Director
East Lansing, MI United States

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