Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children

by The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Help 15,000 Ugandan grandmothers care for children
Alice in her shop
Alice in her shop

Alice is 60 years old with five grandchildren to care for. Three of her grandchildren came to live with her after their mother left to go and look for work. She never came back. The other two grandchildren were abandoned by her daughter-in-law after Alice's son died.

Alice wasn't sure how she would support five grandchildren until YOU gave her a micro-finance loan of 200,000 Ugandan Shillings ($54.65 USD) through her Granny Group. She used the funds to build up her already existing retail shop where she sells salt, soap, tomatoes, Irish potatoes, millet and maize flour, match boxes, food stuffs and soft drinks. She says the customers are always available and so she is able to get money for her to support herself and her grandchildren.

 

Right now YOU have a great opportunity to help more grandmothers like Alice! 

Nyaka's Founder and Executive Director, Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, has been nominated for the Waislitz Global Citizen Award!

This award not only validates the wonderful work YOU make possible, it could also win Nyaka a prize of $100,000 to empower and educate YOUR students and their grandmothers in Uganda!

To win the award and the $100,000 prize for YOUR children, Jackson has to get the most votes!

Will you help by voting for Jackson today?

Here is the link to vote!

Vote for Jackson!
Vote for Jackson!

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Granny Annah
Granny Annah

YOU are making miracles happen for grandmothers!

Annah is a widow raising two teenagers, Nahabwe (15 years old) and Justus (13 years old).

Finding water has become a big problem for Annah. She cannot walk the many miles to fetch water for her family and relies on her grandchildren to help her. Sometimes Annah must go all day without water while she waits for her grandchildren to come home.

Her grandchildren already walk long distances to school and often get home late at night. Leaving to get water at night can be dangerous--especially for girls who are vulnerable to sexual assault. 

Fortunately, Annah is one of the grandmothers YOU are supporting this year by giving her a water harvesting tank. This large tank allows her to collect rainwater and store it safely so her family can have clean, safe water to drink without having to walk to fetch it.

YOU are not only keeping Annah's family healhty, YOU are giving back precious study time to Nahabwe and Justus!

Thank YOU!

A few of the grandmothers YOU support.
A few of the grandmothers YOU support.

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Rosa with her water harvesting tank
Rosa with her water harvesting tank

Every day YOU give grandmothers new hope through YOUR support. 

YOU empower grandmothers to change their circumstances by giving them the tools they need to succeed. YOU are giving grandmothers vital supports like water harvesting tanks, farming tools, micro-finance loans, vocational training, and new homes, pit latrines, and smokeless kitchens.

Rosa is a 58-year-old widow raising four orphaned grandchildren. She struggled to get enough clean water for her family until she was given a water harvesting tank.

This is what Rosa had to say in her own words: 

"I am so happy for the water harvesting tank I received that I now use to store and harvest water that has greatly brought comfort and joy in my family. My children could move long distances during and after rainy season but now am ready to store enough clean water for my family." 

We hope Rosa's story inspires YOU to help grandmothers in need just like her.

Join us for today's Bonus Day!

Starting Right Now

(July 15th at 9:01am Eastern)

YOUR gift to ANY Nyaka project will be matched 50%!
(Only one gift of up to $1,000 can be matched per project)

We hope you will join us!

 

Did you watch this adorable video featuring YOUR students?

Click HERE to watch a video of YOUR students!

Grandmothers At A Granny Group Meeting
Grandmothers At A Granny Group Meeting

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Enid drying her coffee with her grandchildren
Enid drying her coffee with her grandchildren

Enid is 56 years old. She is raising 5 grandchildren. The youngest is 2 years old and the oldest is 8 years old. With such a full house, it's no surprise that Enid struggled to feed and care for her family. 

Thanks to YOUR support, she has been able to get training through her Granny Group to learn how to start a business and manage a micro-finance loan. After she was trained and felt confident in herself, she petitioned her Granny Group for a loan to start a coffee growing business. Her fellow Granny Group members voted to give her 300,000 Ugandan Shillings (that's $86.71 USD)!

Enid had a great profit her first year of 500,000 Ugandan Shillings ($200 USD). She used part of it to purchase a young bull that she plans to sell for 600,000 Ugandan Shillings ($240 USD).

Many grandmothers like Enid are using the business skills YOU taught them and the micro-finance loans YOU gave them to change their lives!

Thank YOU!

 

YOU can help YOUR Grandmothers reach their dreams!

July 15th (Next Wednesday)

starting at 9:01am (EST)

A gift to ANY Nyaka Project will be matched 50%!

(Only one gift of up to $1,000 can be matched)

We hope you will join us!

 

YOUR grandmothers are raising adorable grandchildren.

You can see some of them featured in this video!

Click HERE to watch a video of YOUR students!

Enid with the young bull she plans to sell.
Enid with the young bull she plans to sell.

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Aidah standing in front of her house
Aidah standing in front of her house

Aidah's house is crumbling. The roof leaks and has completely caved in on one side.

She, her frail, aging husband, and their five-year-old grandson now sleep in the smokeless kitchen YOU built for them because their house is no longer safe.

At 68 years old, Aidah is aging and unwell herself but she is the strongest of her family. Her husband and their grandson rely on her to care for them. She has only a small plot of land that can't grow enough food to feed them all, let alone to sell at the market.

Can you imagine the relief she felt when her Granny Group voted to use some of the funds YOU gave them to build her a new home this year?  

She and her family will be sleeping in a new, safe house this year because of YOU!

From Aidah and all of YOUR 7,004 grandmothers who sleep easier at night because of YOU,

Thank YOU!

 

p.s. I just want to give you a head's up! Global Giving will be offering us 50% matching on July 15th! I will send you more information as the date gets closer!

This is what Aidah's new house will look like.
This is what Aidah's new house will look like.

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The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

Location: East Lansing, MI - USA
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Project Leader:
Twesigye Kaguri
Founder/ Director
East Lansing, MI United States
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