|Photo Credit: Thorbjorn Chakravarty|
The Nyaka grannies are some pretty remarkable women.
Yes, it's true, we brag on them a lot. And rightfully so.
With all their myriad life experiences, what we've learned from them is absolutely immeasurable.
They have taught us what it means to be giving, to live in community, what it means to sacrifice and what it means to practice love and courage on a daily basis.
They have taught us how to transform life's most difficult situations into golden opportunities for their grandchildren and communities.
In fact, our nearly 7,000 Nyaka grannies are gold.
Take Edvinah, for example. Edvinah lovingly raised 13 of her own children and then eight of them passed away, leaving behind three young grandchildren--orphaned and alone.
Although she lived in abject poverty, Edvinah decided to welcome her grandchildren into her home.
Displeased with her decision, her husband began to physically abuse 68-year-old Edvinah. She was forced to flee for their safety with no source of income or support. Her and her grandchildren wound up living in a windowless leaking shack.
Things are different for Edvinah today, though. Wonderful people like you helped to build a new home and shelter for Edvinah and so many other wonderful women like her. Thank you!
One grandmother at a time, we are rebuilding a community together.