These grandmothers are working to create a better future for the children they are nurturing. They form circles to give each other support and to do projects that generate income and help sustain them.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of the grandmother circles is to support communities of women living in rural villages in Kenya. These women provide care of children and actively organize for economic, social and educational justice.
We are committed to support Grandmother Circles by providing financial grants in response to plans and proposals they write. We keep in close contact with them to learn more and celebrate their progress.
Some of the grandmothers have lost their husbands and have refused to follow the tribal custom of being inherited by their husband’s brother. They are shunned by the tribe and forced to live outside the villages. Others are grandmothers raising their grandchildren and other orphans who have lost their parents primarily to the AIDS epidemic.
Mary Lieta and granddaughter Tamalia
Mary Lieta is the volunteer director of a community based organization (similar to US nonprofit) that we work with in Homa Bay, Kenya.
You did it! Thank you! - We had the goal of raising awareness and funds for another 16 water catchments for grandmothers and widows in Homa Bay Kenya! I am happy to say “we” did it. The money was transferred yesterday! Our next goal is to raise funds for water catchments for the pottery shop. The women have a pottery shop […] Letter from Mary in Homa Bay Kenya - Dear All friends, It has been quite a while since we heard from you and we are hoping all is well. We are doing well here. Our crops have done well and by the end of July we shall start the harvesting, threshing of the corn and storing. So we are enjoying the last month […] Dear Lois, Greet… - Dear Lois, Greetings from Homalime once again. We have heavy rains now and its good to feel dirty as we toil on our farms. After digging, re-digging and planting and planting again, we still look up to the good Lord to give us plenty of this rain. In Africa, life is hard. Hard enough for […] Praying for a tractor… - Mary, Has mentioned that each year the grandmothers and other women plough the fields with oxen and each drought the loose a few. Each dry season gets harder and harder. Would your company, foundation like to donate to sponsor a tractor? Over 200 hundred children could benefit from having access to more food. Grandmothers, widows […]
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