Support the Grandmothers of AIDS Orphans in Uganda

by The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
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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
This is what Aidah's new house will look like.

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Volonica With Her Produce to Sell
Volonica With Her Produce to Sell

The incredible work YOU are doing for your grandmothers in Uganda is 

Volonica is one of the 7,004 grandmothers YOU are supporting through this project. She is 67 years old and raising one grandchild on her own. Her grandchild came to live with her 14 years ago after the death of both his parents from HIV/AIDS.

Volonica had a wish to start farming to help support her family. Unfortunately, with no bank or prior credit, she didn’t have the ability to start up a business to help keep her family fed and healthy.

Her Granny Group gave her a loan and free training to help her get her busines going. Volonica was able to improving her farming techniques so she could grow enough food to feed her family with a surplus to sell.

Volonica thanks YOU by saying, “You have given me what I need to walk out of the poverty that had once enslaved me.”

Grandmother loans average at $20 USD. For such a small amount of money, a grandmother like Volonica can build a busines that will support her grandchildren's educations, provide food for her family, and have enough money to pay back her loan.

Thanks to YOU, grandmothers have improved their lives and the lives of the people in their communities.

The impact you are making will be felt for generations!

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!

Grandmothers Dancing
Grandmothers Dancing

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Maria
Maria

YOU are empowering YOUR grandmothers to feed their families!

Maria is 67 years old and raising five orphaned grandchildren. The eldest is 14 and the youngest is four years old.

She joined her Granny Group in 2007. Her Granny Group sent three of their members to Trainer of Trainers to learn skills to bring back to their group. Because of this, Maria and the other grandmother in her group were given valuable training in many different areas.

Maria told us that she learned how to improve her farming techniques from her fellow grandmothers. Maria also received a garden hoe to help her tend to her fields. Maria said through a translator, "My grandchildren look healthy because they have enough food."

Thousands of grandmothers like Maria are better able to care for their grandchildren and keep them healthy because of what YOU have given them.

TODAY! YOU have the chance to get matched 30% to give YOUR grandmothers the chance to change the world!

YOUR gift up to $1000 will be matched starting at 9:00am EDT until 11:59pm EDT (or until the matching funds are gone)

Make your gift to this project through our project page here: www.globalgiving.org/projects/nyakagrandmotherproject/

Grandmothers With Gardening Hoes
Grandmothers With Gardening Hoes

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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
$15,569 raised of $230,000 goal
 
284 donations
$214,431 to go
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