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Feb 28, 2019

You Better Alice's and Her TEN Grandkids' Lives!

Nyaka grandmothers give everything they have so their grandchildren can have a better life. Grandmothers like Alice work hard in the fields under the hot sun through the pain of arthritis and old age to make sure their grandchildren have enough to eat. Even though she worked hard, Alice couldn't grow enough crops to support all her 10 grandchildren. When Alice and other like grandmothers came together in their Nyaka Granny Group, your support helped her dramatically change her family’s life. Through your peer learning model, Alice learned new farming techniques and shared skills she had with the other grandmothers in her group. Because you empowered Alice, she now sells enough crops to afford school fees for all10 grandchildren. Click the link to watch a video about Grandmother Alice. As you watch her story, know that this is one of the 10,000 happy endings you have helped write. Thank you for empowering women like Alice to pull their families out of poverty.

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Jan 25, 2019

Up, Up, and Away--from Orphan to Pilot!

Dorothy playing cards with friends
Dorothy playing cards with friends

Dorothy really wants to share her story with you.

Because you make it possible for her to access free education at Nyaka Vocational Secondary School, Dorothy is passionate about studying science! In between studying chemistry and playing cards with her friends, she studies airplanes. She is determined to defy the odds and become one of Uganda’s only female pilots. 

You’d never know it through her smiles, but she once was a victim of cruel bullying. Before you made it possible for her to receive support at Nyaka, she hated her old school.

Though Dorothy lives with illness and a difficult home life, your schools serve as her safe haven. Dorothy no longer survives day-to-day. Today, she is thriving academically because she has friends and kind adults who support her.

Click the video link below to learn about how your compassion helped her find the community she needed to work toward healing and hope.

Click Here to Watch Dorothy's Video!

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Jan 25, 2019

You Empowered a Former Nyaka Student to Give Back!

Kutamba Primary School Nursery Student
Kutamba Primary School Nursery Student

When Abia was a child, she lost her parents to AIDS. Just a child herself, she was suddenly a mother to her younger siblings. They were children living on their own with no money and no hope of going to school.

This was too much for a child to handle on her own. Fortunately, she discovered your Nyaka Primary School. She and her siblings were three of Nyaka’s first students.

Because of the free education you provided for Abia, she was able to work her way through school to earn her teaching certificate. Her siblings are now finishing their education too, so Abia decided to raise four more orphaned children who needed a loving home.

Today, Abia is the nursery teacher at your Kutamba Primary School! Abia was so inspired by your kindness that she has dedicated her life to offering other orphaned children opportunities. Every day when her students see her, they know that being orphaned will not stop them from reaching their dreams. She is an inspiration to every child!

Click the link below to watch a video about Abia. As you watch Abia’s story, know that it was your love and support that offered her the tools she needed to escape poverty.

Click Here to Watch Abia's Video

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