ROM Uganda - Women in a group smiling

Photo Credit: Museruka Emmanuel

Description: Reach Out Mbuya

Location: Uganda

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Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust

Photo Credit: Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust

Description: Members of Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust’s Gogo Support Group program

Location: South Africa

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Women gathering, fists raised in solidarity at Pendeza Africa (PENAF)

Photo Credit: Alexis MacDonald/SLF

Description: Pendeza Africa (PENAF)

Location: Kenya

Powerful, inspiring women share their stories.

Photo Credit: Museruka Emmanuel

Description: Reach Out Mbuya

Location: Uganda

Read Grassroots for highlights of SLF partners’ work!

Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust

Photo Credit: Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust

Description: Members of Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust’s Gogo Support Group program

Location: South Africa

Read the latest Granny Bulletin!

Women gathered in a group with their fists raised in solidarity at PENAF in Kenya

Photo Credit: Alexis MacDonald/SLF

Description: Pendeza Africa (PENAF)

Location: Kenya

Powerful, inspiring women share their stories.

When the AIDS pandemic swept across the continent of Africa, it took the lives of nearly an entire generation – 35 million perished – which left their children alone and vulnerable. With little or no support, it was the grandmothers of Africa who stepped in to care for these children.

The Stephen Lewis Foundation launched the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign in 2006, in response to the emerging crisis faced by grandmothers in Africa as they struggled to raise millions of children orphaned by AIDS.

Grandmothers and grandothers in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States have rallied in response, creating a dynamic movement. They raise funds in their communities to support the life-enhancing programs run by grandmothers in Africa and the community-based organizations who support them.

The grandmothers movement amplifies the voices and expertise of grandmothers in Africa, and shows the world that leadership by older women is critical in reclaiming hope and rebuilding resilience across communities.

Everyone can be part of the growing, international grandmothers movement.  Get engaged! Or take action today!