Support the Grandmothers of AIDS Orphans in Uganda

 
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Kaaka Kyarimpa
Kaaka Kyarimpa's New Latrine!

Your dedication has inspired us!

We are making a new commitment to the grannies of Nyaka.

We are commited to providing services to three more districts - a total of approximately 15,000 grannies!

Click here to watch the announcement from Executive Director and Founder, Twesigye Jackson Kaguri as he announces our new commitment at Clinton Global Initiative.

In the month of September, you helped provide 16 houses, smokeless kitchens and sanitary latrines for Nyaka grannies like Granny or Kaaka Kyarimpa.

You are fantastic!

On October 17th, Global Giving brings you the final Bonus Day of the year.  Starting at midnight, all gifts will be matched at 30% up to $1,000!

Grannies like Kaaka Kyarimpa are still waiting for your help!

67 year old Kaaka Kyarimpa lives in Byongo Village near Kutamba Primary School.  She cares for three grandchildren and is active in her grandmother group. She lost her husband a long time ago and since then she has been staying in difficult conditions.

Kaaka Kyarimpa is sickly, has no source of income and finds it difficult to provide enough food for her family. She was forced to abandon her house when the lower side collapsed (see below) and she could not raise funds to repair it. Luckily her neighbor was able to give her a small room where she could stay with her grandchildren.

As one of the beneficiaries of the 2012 Nyaka Housing project you support, Kaaka Kyarimpa and her grandchildren will live a better life because of her improved living conditions that include a new house and a pit latrine. (See below.)

Do you see that little one standing right in front of Kaaka Kyarimpa?

That child is a nursery student attending Kutamba Primary School that will now be able to rest in a safer home, have a healthier caregiver and be less likely to catch diseases due to the use of an unsanitary latrine.

YOU did all of that.

So today, celebrate your personal fight against poverty by doing three things.

  1. Give yourself a pat on the back.  You deserve it.
  2. Sign up to give $25 monthly - enough to provide twelve microfinance loans!
  3. Invite 30 friends to join you by sharing on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr. Blog about it, why don't cha?

Your impact is HUGE and we could not continue to do this work without you!

Kaaka Kyarimpa
Kaaka Kyarimpa's New House!

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Thanks to loyal supporters like you, The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project Executive Director and Founder Twesigye Jackson Kaguri has been selected a 2012 CNN Hero.

Today, however we need your help!

There are a total of 24 CNN Heroes this year and coming up this Thursday at Noon ET the Top Ten Heroes for 2012 will be announced!

Please visit the CNN Facebook page and tell them loud and proud that you want Twesigye Jackson Kaguri in the Top Ten! Please comment and share on this website why you think Jackson should be chosen!


The stakes are really high for the children and grannies of The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project. Each Top Ten Hero receives $50,000 for their charity. If by the end of the voting period, which officially begin Thursday, Jackson is voted as the #1 Top CNN Hero for 2012, he gains an additional $250,000 for this critical work that means so much to you!

What you can do right now!

1. Visit the CNN Facebook page and let CNN know that you want Twesigye Jackson Kaguri on the Top Ten list.

2. Share the link with your friends and ask them to do the same.

Thank you for your love, care, and commitment, to our students and grannies. We are so grateful for you carving time out to help out this week!

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Janati - YOU can be her HERO - vote today!
Janati - YOU can be her HERO - vote today!

Please remember to vote for sweet Janati...we're currently in 7th place and need your help to win $1,000!

More Breaking News!

You may recall that The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project's Founder and Executive Director Twesigye Jackson

Kaguri was recently selected a 2012 CNN Hero.*

In addition to the original feature, CNN also filmed Jackson encouraging students to dream big and to aspire to do
good in this world.

You can watch this two-minute film by clicking here.

On Thursday, September 20th, CNN will announce this year's TOP 10 CNN Heroes, at which time
online voting begins for "Hero of the Year."

The Top 10 CNN Heroes will receive $50,000, and the CNN Hero of the Year will receive $250,000! We know that we can count on you to promote and vote if Jackson makes it into the TOP 10...and we promise you will be the first to know when it happens!

Winning this award would mean the world to the students and grannies you have come to love.

Thank you so much for your unwavering support. Please remember to take the time to vote for
Janati's photo before August 15th!

Extra-credit if you ask your friends too also. :)

You are simply the best!

Your Hero!
Your Hero!

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The Nyaka Grannies are happy to announce that our star students have been selected to participate in Global Giving's Photo Contest!

Click here to see the photo that was chosen!

The photograph with the highest number of "likes" will win a day long feature on Global Giving's homepage and a $1,000 bonus. This is huge, and we need YOUR help to make this happen!

Steps you can take NOW to help:
LIKE our Facebook page to get updates about the contest and other news 
* VOTE for our photo between August 1-15*
SHARE this information with your family and friends, and encourage them to participate

“Nyaka proves that change can happen, not only in cities, but also in the most rural parts of Uganda,” ~Thorbjoern Chakravary, Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project International Volunteer

Thorbjoern Chakravary visited Nyaka in April 2012 as a volunteer. There, he used his skills as a photographer to help you see what life at Nyaka & Kutamba Primary Schools is like for our students. He also had the opportunity to meet with some of our grannies. He documented their resilience, the determination of our students, and how the work you have done has benefited them.  Earlier this month, we submitted three of his beautiful photographs to Global Giving's Photo Contest.

Thank you, Thorbjoern, for lending us your considerable photography talent and for continuing to advocate for our students and grannies! 

 We look forward to seeing YOUR support in hundreds of likes!

This will be great practice for the upcoming Girl Effect Challenge in October.  If your star students are selected to participate this year, they will need you to be their champions again.  You helped them win last year and we believe nothing can stop us with you in our corner.

Keep doing what you do best: loving and supporting our students and grannies. Thank you for all that you do for them!

PS - If you are interested in volunteering with The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project, please visit our website for more information.

*Voting starts at noon EST on August 1st and ends at noon EST on August 15th.

Thorbjoern Chakravarty
Thorbjoern Chakravarty

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We have BIG news!

  

As our students' and grandmothers' most important partner, we want YOU to be the first to know that YOU have made something really special and important happen for them.

 

Thanks to YOU and YOUR unwavering support...

 

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, Founder & Executive Director of The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project, has been selected a CNN Hero!

 

Click here to WATCH the powerful feature NOW!
 

This is life-changing for the 584 students and 6,500 grandmothers and 34,525 grandchildren they are raising through your support.


How?
Millions of viewers around the world will see this feature and learn about our  true heroes - our students and grannies!


What's next? 
A distinguished panel will select the final top 10 CNN Heroes for 2012 in early fall.  After that, viewers like you will vote for the number one 2012 CNN Hero of the year. 

What can you do now?
Watch the feature.  Organize a viewing party in your home or office.  Then take action by sharing the video with your friends, co-workers, fellow Rotarians and service club colleagues, religious community, Facebook friends, and other people and businesses in your life.

 

Commit to sending it right now with a message that says

  1. Take the time to watch this clip about my friend Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, a special CNN Hero.
  2. Get connected with him socially via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  3. Sign-up for The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project newsletter 

Finally, we've enclosed a copy of our Annual Report. We know you are very busy saving the world, so we made it only 4 pages this year. We've also updated our website with new stories and pictures, so head on over for more information about what you've accomplished this year!

Thank you for your continued support!  The lives of our true unsung heroes, the Grandmothers of Nyaka, have been changed forever because of YOU!

 

Janis Simon & The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project Board of Directors

PS - Thanks to your generosity and your commitment to change, you raised a combined total of $388! -- that's enough to provide the construction cost of a new, sanitary kitchen that will help prevent childhood illnesses. 

Click here and let Peace remind you just how big that deal is!

 

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Twesigye Kaguri

Founder/ Director
East Lansing, MI United States

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