Effects from the HIV/AIDS crisis are still felt in Uganda today. And extreme poverty continues to destabilize families and put children at risk. Early on, Nyaka recognized that educating children needed to go hand in hand with ensuring their basic needs were also met at home. Sustaining families would mean providing adequate food, shelter, and economic opportunities.
Our Grandmothers program is an innovative, scalable, home-based model of care that aids the healthy development of each orphaned and vulnerable child. To date, we’ve reached 20,000 Grandmothers and the 80,000 children they care for — many of whom are not part of their biological families.
These women step up for the sake of their communities, knowing they play a key role in strengthening the future of all families.