Wednesday, May 1, 2013

"Grandmother's Day"

Reflecting on Mother's Day is interesting at The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project.  In Uganda, so many mothers have passed away from HIV/AIDS leaving behind the precious lives that we care for along with elderly grandmothers each and every day.  It is a bittersweet celebration to be sure.  

Collectively, our grannies or mukaakas, are raising 34,525 grandchildren with very little means.  Your unwavering support is a tremendous help.

One beautiful way to honor these unsung heroes of Nyaka this "Grandmother's Day" is by purchasing a gift from Uganda for a very special woman in your life: a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, wife, daughter, or friend.

Please act now! Nyaka Etsy Shop

Celebrate your special lady with a gift that will help a mukaaka in need.

We have beautiful baskets in an extensive variety of colors and sizes that have been handcrafted from papyrus and sisal by our grannies. We also have gorgeous paper bead necklaces, in every color imaginable, to complement any outfit or occasion. Please check out our newly updated Etsy Shop for some creative gift ideas!

As if that weren’t enough, we are also offering Nyaka pendants. Natasha Wozniak has created two pieces of jewelry that were directly inspired by the culture of Uganda. The first is a Nyaka Basket Pendant, which embodies the woven baskets, the grandmothers, the orphans, and the purple color of the Nyaka Primary School uniform. Natasha is generous enough to donate 15% of the purchase price of each piece to Nyaka!  

Click here to check out both pendants.

If you would prefer to make a donation in their honor instead, we are happy to send your special lady a card.  Donate in their honor by clicking here.

Thank you for being part of our Nyaka family.  Please know that by partnering with Ugandan women a world away, you are truly helping them lift their families out of poverty to achieve a better future. On behalf of the Ugandan Grandmothers, the HIV/AIDS orphans, and the billion people living in extreme poverty on our planet, thank you for taking action.

We would like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to every mother on this planet ~ whether you take on this role as a mama, father, mukaaka, sister, friend, or guardian.  

We acknowledge your sacrifice, your hardships, and your unwavering love ~

Molly Mulvaney
Grandmother Coordinator & Office Manager