Support the Grandmothers of AIDS Orphans in Uganda

by The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

Nyaka Granny

Nyaka Granny
Grannies in Uganda are often shouldered with immense responsibilites after their sons and daughters pass away from HIV/AIDS. Nyaka grandmothers care for, on average, seven grandchildren. Although they struggle to make ends meet, the introduction of projects, such as Nyaka's micro-finance initiatives and the creation of sanitary latrines, help lessen their burdens. But what fuels these grandmothers to never give up is hope of a better future for their grandchildren, and their determination to bring these changes to their families and communities. This photograph was taken by Thorbjoern Chakravarty, a recent visitor to Uganda. During his time there, he visited the different Nyaka projects, such as Nyaka school and the Blue Lupin Community Library, that contribute to Nyaka's holistic mission. He documented these projects at work, and the time he spent there has led him to conclude that "change can happen not only in cities, but also in the most rural parts of Uganda." (view small | med | large | orig)

Proud Grandmothers Celebrate Their Grandchildren

Proud Grandmothers Celebrate Their Grandchildren
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A Granny and Her New House

A Granny and Her New House
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Young boy and his Grandmother

Young boy and his Grandmother
A grandmother tutors her grandson in their home in Southwest Uganda. She is raising him because his parents have passed away from HIV/AIDS. (view small | med | large | orig)

Grandmothers Walking Together

Grandmothers Walking Together
These grandmothers are a part of the Grandmother Project. Though their Granny Groups, they give and receive emotional support, learn vocational training, and gain access to supports like micro loans. (view small | med | large | orig)

A Grandmother From One of Your Granny Groups

A Grandmother From One of Your Granny Groups
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Frolah With Her New Gardening Tool

Frolah With Her New Gardening Tool
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Jane & Grandchild With Their Water Harvesting Tank

Jane & Grandchild With Their Water Harvesting Tank
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Furida In Front of Her New Home

Furida In Front of Her New Home
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Granny and Grandson in Front of Their New Kitchen

Granny and Grandson in Front of Their New Kitchen
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Organization Information

The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

Location: East Lansing, MI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.nyakaschool.org/​
Project Leader:
Twesigye Kaguri
Founder/ Director
East Lansing, MI United States
$15,213 raised of $230,000 goal
 
272 donations
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