Strengthening vulnerable communities in rural southwest Uganda

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Our Mission

Nyaka UK aims to offer support and funding to NGOs working with orphaned, abandoned, and vulnerable children as well as the grandmothers who care for them.

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Background

Southwest Uganda is a remote, rural area, bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo and is home to over half a million people, most of whom live in extreme poverty, earning less than £1 a day.  There is a reliance on subsistence farming which is predominantly undertaken by women, mainly grandmothers, who are the primary carers to many biological and non-biological children.

Nyaka UK will support these vulnerable communities to ensure that they have continued access the education, skills and opportunities they need to grow and prosper.

What do we do?

The organisation Nyaka was originally founded in Uganda in 2001.

Since then, Nyaka has developed and expanded, providing holistic support through four main programmes, namely:

Education

Grandmothers

Health

The prevention of Sexual and Gender based violence (SGBV)

Nyaka currently supports 15,000 grandmothers, who are caring for more than 60,000 orphaned or vulnerable biological and non-biological grandchildren.

Current focus

Our current campaign focuses on improving sanitation.

We are fundraising to help provide soap for grandmothers and their families in southwest Uganda. This is part of a drive to protect community members from Covid-19.

Our aim was to provide 675 families with soap. We are now just £150 away from that target. To support this appeal please click here and donate today.

Governance

Nyaka UK Board members include:

Beatrice Hamujuni-Smith – Chair
Simon Taylor – Treasurer
Evie Dickinson – Vice Chair
Alison Eaton
Catherine Inanir
Lianne Kelleher