During this Holiday Season we want to celebrate the tremendous work you are doing for your grandmothers in Uganda.
Twine is one of the 7,005 grandmothers YOU are supporting through this project. She is 57 years old and raising two grandchildren on her own. Her grandchildren came to live with her four years ago after their mother died of HIV/AIDS.
Twine had a business growing maize but she wasn't making enough money to keep her family fed and healthy. There was no bank she could go to and she had no credit history.
But Twine's Granny Group knew her. Her fellow grandmothers knew she was trustworthy, they believed in her skills as a business woman, and they knew that she would work hard to pay them back.
They voted to give Twine three micro-finance loans for her business. They ranged from 50,000 to 60,000 Ugandan Shillings. (That's only $18--$22 US dollars!)
For less than $60 US Dollars, Twine was able to expand her business. Now she can support her grandchildren's education costs, keep her family fed, and still has enough money to pay back her loan.
Just $60 made all of this possible!
Every Grandmother YOU help improves her life and the lives of the people in her community. The impact you are making will be felt for generations!
Thank YOU for making a difference!
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