Sponsor a Grandmother Home

Sponsor a Grandmother Home Project

Grandparents are our links to the past and guides to the future. Stepping into the role of primary caregiver for a second time to orphaned and vulnerable children means that these children have an opportunity to grow and thrive in a family based setting.

Nyaka Canada is proud to be partnering with the Nyaka AIDS  Orphans Project (NAOP) in southwest Uganda who  remain committed to ensuring that orphaned and vulnerable children are settled within families and works to support grandmothers to provide for these dependent grandchildren. 

Utilizing community decision-making processes, Grandmother group leaders work with their members to identify vulnerable Grandmother caregivers in need of new homes thereby ensuring Grandmother caregivers and their grandchildren have structurally sound shelter.     

YOU can be a part of the movement to provide adequate shelter today by joining hands with Nyaka Canada and help us reach our goal of raising funds to provide sponsorship for 13 grandmother home projects in Kanungu and Rukungiri districts with a one-time donation or make a smaller custom amount towards this effort. Every contribution helps!

$1995 - provides a Grandmother family with an improved home set up (house, kitchen, & pit latrine)

$1,100 - provides a newly constructed two-bedroom tin roofed house to ensure that the family is well protected from the elements

$465- provides a new smokeless kitchen

$430 - provides a safe and hygienic pit latrine

About Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project (NAOP)

NAOP was established in 2001 by Twesigye Jackson Kaguri in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the village of Nyakagezi, Kanungu district in southwestern Uganda. NAOP works with communities to nurture and protect children so they can learn, grow, and thrive. NAOP surrounds each child with a comprehensive support model, comprised of interrelated programs developed and led by our community. NAOP’s holistic approach consists of four key programs: the Education Program, the Grandmother Program, the Health Program, and the Sexual and GenderBased Violence (SGBV) Program


NAOP works with almost 20,000 Grandmothers, through 253 self-organized support groups, as a part of NAOP’s holistic human rights-based approach to combating poverty. This outreach enables NAOP to support an additional 60,000 orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children who live with Grandmother caregivers, many of whom are not biologically related. Typically, Grandmothers rely on subsistence farming and earn less than $ 2.04 a day. Sometimes caring for 5 or 6 children, NAOP supports these unsung heroes by providing them with opportunities to increase their income and support their families.