Nzera and her grandchild
"Before the new house, whenever it would rain we would have to gather our bedding into one corner. I didn't have any income to help thatch my old house. I am old and weak and don't have strength to work in neighbors' gardens for money," explains Nzeramaria, an 80 year old grandmother who is now a mother to her grandchild. "Without Nyaka I don't know what we would do."
We know there is a special woman in your life: a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, auntie, sister, wife, daughter, or friend.
We know you care about our girls' well-being from your previous generous donation to The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project to support their education.
6,200 grandmothers care for our students and 34,525 additional orphans and vulnerable children in rural southwest Uganda. We realized early on that if a girl goes home to a home that leaks, doesn't have any food, or access to water, she will not retain the necessary health to learn when she returns to school the next day. As such, we have incorporated our students' grandmothers into our holistic approach.
Our goal is for 100% of our most-dedicated Nyaka partners like you to honor or memorialize your special lady by investing in the grandmothers who care for our girls in the twilight of their years without resources beyond Nyaka.
Your gift will allow us to:
• build 50 homes, kitchens, and pit-latrines,
• distribute 200 water harvesting tanks and gardening hoes, and
• distribute 100 goats to the most destitute grandmothers in 2012.
They will receive a card to let them know of your generous gift. You will also receive a special report chocked full of photos and stories from the beneficiaries later this year that you can share with them!
It's easy - you can make a one-time donation or you can make monthly payments. Look at how far your investment will go in a woman's life!
$20 - Water Harvesting Tank - critical for access to clean water
$35 - Hoe & Water Harvesting Tank - for farming and food security
$50 - One Goat - can be sold to purchase food and medicine
$100 - Two Goats - produces offspring to cover school fees
$125 - New Clean Pit-Latrine - decreases exposure to cholera
$125 - Smokeless Kitchen - so grannies can cook during rainy season
$750 - Grandmother Home - provides the basic need of shelter*
$1000 - Grandmother Home, Kitchen, and Latrine*
*Many of our grannies live exposed to the mountainous cold evenings and spend all rainy season wet and hungry. We learned grannies will stay in their pit-latrines when it rains because it is their only escape from the rain and cold. When a grandmother receives a 'package' deal it is the best.
Grannies like Nzera are depending on your help today.
Thank you for investing in our girls' lives by honoring a special woman in your life!