The Nyaka Grandmother Project is an initiative of the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project. As a part of our holistic human rights-based approach to combating pervasive hunger and poverty, we serve 7,005 grandmothers. Having tragically lost their own children to AIDS they are now raising their orphaned grandchildren, and others from the community, without social security, health care, retirement, child welfare, or basic housing.
Our Micro-Finance Program provides access to credit for income-generating activities to the women caring for the students of Nyaka and Kutamba. Thanks to micro-finance loans, our Grandmothers are able to buy supplies to make beautiful woven baskets and other crafts. In turn, we buy the products from the Grandmothers at a fair price and then sell them in stores, at basket parties, and online. All of the profits raised from the Grannies' handiwork go right back into…
- Joined February 7, 2011