Support the Grandmothers of AIDS Orphans in Uganda

by The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project Vetted since 2011 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month Site Visit Verified


The Nyaka Grandmother Project offers practical life skills training, access to credit through a microfinance program and income generating activities for the guardians of HIV/AIDS orphans. These unsung heroes are caring for upwards of 12 orphans during their twilight years without any social services like medical or child welfare.

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Your love and support serves more than 7,300 grandmothers, who are the true unsung heroes of the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project. Having tragically lost their own children to HIV/AIDS, they are now raising their orphaned grandchildren, our students. Many support up to twelve children without social security, health care, retirement, child welfare, or basic housing. They parent without stable roofs, running water, bathrooms, or sanitary kitchens.


The grandmothers who participate in the Nyaka Grandmother Project meet monthly to make goods, find camaraderie with their peers, and to seek assistance for their ailments. Your support builds homes with stable, iron roofs, pit latrines, and sanitary kitchen for the very neediest. You provide case managers for training in topics that include parenting skills, agriculture and health, and nutrition. You also provide microfinance loans, as well as home visits for ailing grannies.

Long-Term Impact

Grandmothers and orphans cannot succeed without one another. A child must be supported both at school and at home; this means assisting grandmothers to assist their grandchildren. You provide the grandmothers with tools and opportunities that allow them to create more stable home environments and thriving communities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Find Out More About the Grandmother Program

Organization Information

The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

Location: East Lansing, MI - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @NyakaProject
Project Leader:
Twesigye Kaguri
Founder/ Director
East Lansing, MI United States
$26,041 raised of $50,000 goal
370 donations
$23,959 to go
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