Support the Grandmothers of AIDS Orphans in Uganda

 
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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.

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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.
Together.
On your marks!

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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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Last night, while you enjoyed a good night’s sleep nestled in the comforts of your bedroom, a Nyaka grandmother slept huddled on her dirt floor. The thatched roof of her home is so degraded that when it rains, water pours in on her and her grandchildren.

Night after night, thousands of grandmothers in Uganda gather their grandchildren to the center of the room where they all huddle on the floor to protect one priceless possession their grandchild’s school uniform.

Despite the rain and impossible circumstances, their grandchildren will attend school in the morning in clean uniforms because of their grannies.

When YOU first heard about this situation, YOU helped raise the funds so we could build new homes for our grannies together. At the end of 2012, we were able to help move our grannies into 12 model homes complete with a kitchen and pit latrine!

And at the beginning of this year, we got started on an additional 13 homes! Construction is still underway and we are so thankful for YOUR support!

YOU have made the dream of these homes a reality.

You can do more

Please give a Mother’s Day gift in honor of a woman who has sheltered you and kept you safe when you needed it most.

Starting now, GlobalGiving is giving away $5 for every donation made as a gift (using a GlobalGiving tribute card) through May 13. And to sweeten the deal, they’re offering two $1,000 bonus awards: one for the most money raised and another for the most donors in this campaign.

This Mother's Day, let's make sure the grannies you love can rest peacefully in a home built to shelter their children from the rain.

Thank you!

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"Even a single light dispels the darkness." --Gandhi

Your Nyaka grannies just received 250 lights from Fifty Lanterns International

Click here to see photos of your grannies recieving the gift of solar-power.

Fifty Lanterns is a nonprofit organization which provides solar-powered lanterns to communities torn apart by poverty.

Thanks to this gift, your grannies will have even more light in their lives! 

Every time YOU reach out and support your grannies, YOU are that single light!  

Fifty Lanterns recognizes the value of YOUR dedication and support! The light YOU share with your Nyaka grannies, simply because YOU believe in the importance of their well-being, spreads every day!

Through YOUR support, the Nyaka grannies are now living more comfortably and are better equipped to care for their grandchildren--your students!
 

The changes YOU have made are beyond measure!

Thank YOU

Consider giving a gift and spreading more light for your Nyaka grannies today!



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At Nyaka schools, we’re making our girls a priority.

We’ve enlisted the unending support of their dear grandmothers. Through different training programs, we’ve been able to ensure that the grannies have the necessary tools and language to guide their granddaughters through these challenging years.

In Uganda, where access to sanitary napkins and reproductive health education are scarce or lacking altogether, young women are often left at a major disadvantage. Recent statistics state that 25% of adolescent girls become pregnant before the age of 19. That’s one of the highest rates of adolescent pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The implications of this can be devastating. Pregnant teens are often unable to complete secondary school, which diminishes their chances for future employment, and they’re also at a higher risk of maternal death.

Most recently, we had the honor of hosting Lorrie Lynn King, the Founder and Director of 50 cents. Period. Her work focuses on making sure young girls around the world have the supplies, facilities and education relating to menstruation. 

Lorrie spent some time with us on the ground, interviewing our grandmothers about their concerns and insights as we all work to support their granddaughters. With her wonderful work, we have been further able to develop our reproductive health curriculum. Our grandmothers will be better equipped and empowered to instruct their granddaughters how to take care of and protect their bodies.

After visiting Nyaka, Lorrie left us with these words: “Nyaka School changes lives and empowers entire families and communities…it is truly a blessed, magical place.”

We are so thankful for Lorrie’s dedication to this cause and the lasting impact she’ll have on the women and girls in our community!

And we are so thankful for YOU, because every time YOU donate to our grannies, YOU’ve ensured a brighter future for them and their grandchildren.

From all of us over at Nyaka, we say THANK YOU again and again!

 

P.S. Mark your calendars! Global Giving will have their first matching day of the year on March 13th! Give a gift on that day and Global Giving will match it 30%! That's great news for everyone!  

Lorrie
Lorrie's take on Nyaka

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Twesigye Kaguri

Founder/ Director
East Lansing, MI United States

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