Support the Grandmothers of AIDS Orphans in Uganda

by The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project
Vetted
Jul 18, 2011

Raising the Roof for Grandmothers in Uganda

This Grandmother Supports 14 Grandchildren
This Grandmother Supports 14 Grandchildren

“I was staying in an old, poor leaking grass-thatched hut and whenever it rained
at the night, I would wake up and stand in the corner with my 12- year-old
grandchild. During the rainy season, I could not sleep at all as my bedding was
wet. I was scared of getting seriously sick or dying due to coldness. I am now
a happy granny who owns my very own iron-roofed house and a pit latrine. By
God's mercy, my grandchild and I did not contract cholera, as my pit latrine
was in a very poor state before Nyaka helped me. I never had hope of owning an iron-roofed
house, especially at my age! Nor did I imagine being able to sleep comfortably without
being disturbed by rainfall during the night. I am so grateful to Nyaka for
giving me a new house and latrine.” Akampobusingye Vereria, 80 years old

Thanks to our generous donors we began construction on 130 houses last year that have
directly increased the health, hygiene, economic security, food security and
general wellbeing of 130 Grandmothers and approximately 780 orphans. By the end
of 2010, 107 houses were completed while 23 houses are still under
construction. In addition, 82 latrines and 32 kitchens were built, while 40
latrines and 40 kitchens are now under construction. Still, for every
Grandmother we help, there are thousands more living in complete destitution.

It is not unusual for a grandmother to care for up to 14 grandchildren and other orphans.  They do so without any safety net like social security or welfare.  Your continued support is critical to their welfare.

Having met so many of these grandmothers who should be enjoying the twilight of their life instead of chasing grandchildren, l can tell you with an open, honest heart they are so grateful for your support.  Your donation ensures they are able to buy blankets, seeds, gardening hoes, and the other necessities for themselves and their grandchildren.

The best is yet to come!

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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
$15,639 raised of $230,000 goal
 
288 donations
$214,361 to go
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