Support the Grandmothers of AIDS Orphans in Uganda

Apr 21, 2011

Introducing Our New Grandmother Project Page!


We are happy to announce our newest project benefiting the 7,000 true unsung heroes that we serve through microfinance loans, distribution of gardening implements, 91 self-help groups, and much more is up and running!  Every month we will send you updates specific to the progress of the community of grandmothers we serve. They are prospering and leading much more fulfilled lives thanks to donors like you!  

Often times, I am asked by the people I meet while speaking to potential Young Heroes, signing my book The Price of Stones, or meeting with donors, what else they can do to support these grannies who are raising upward of 14 orphans without social security or the other safety nets we have access to in the United States.  

When you host a Basket Party, you become part of a growing circle of people who are helping impoverished Ugandan women rise out of poverty. By partnering with Ugandan women a world away, you are truly helping them achieve a better future. On behalf of the Ugandan Grandmothers and orphans living in extreme poverty, thank you for considering taking action!

Our organization purchases the handmade baskets from each grandmother directly.  The demand for their beautiful baskets generated by donors and supporters like you has provided a source of sustainable income for their households.  The grandmothers are starting to branch out into ceramics, livestock and agriculture.  Our grandmothers are entrepreneurs! The profits from the sale of the baskets are funneled into the Grandmother Project ensuring that we provide the same services to grandmothers in need throughout southwestern Uganda.

If you’re ready to host a party, please download and read how to host a Basket Party.   Then, contact us and we will send you a package that will have everything you will need to host a fun and successful party.

You can also purchase a basket or paper bead necklace from the Nyaka Grandmother Shop on Etsy! 

Thank you for your continued support of the Nyaka Grandmothers.



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Project Leader

Twesigye Kaguri

Founder/ Director
East Lansing, MI United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Support the Grandmothers of AIDS Orphans in Uganda