This Is The Untold Story of AIDS in Africa...
"...to you, who are raising the children of the lost, this is the time of the grandmothers, let it begin now...."
-- Gloria Steinem
What is the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign?
The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign is a growing global movement of grandmothers and grand'others' around the world who raise funds and awareness for the indomitable African grandmothers who, after losing their own children to the AIDS pandemic on the continent, are now raising a generation of orphaned grandchildren.
Started in Canada in 2006 by the Stephen Lewis Foundation, it has grown to include more than 300 groups worldwide, involving over 10,000 grandmothers and grand'others' in the USA, Canada, Australia and the UK, all of whom are raising awareness and funds for these African grandmothers and the children in their care.
For a detailed history of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, including Milestones and Highlights, click here:
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See The Grandmothers Campaign in Action
Don't take our word for it - hear the grandmothers speaking for themselves!
The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign has been documented since its inception. We are delighted to share some of these stories from around the globe, showcasing the fortitude and solidarity of grandmothers worldwide with their African sisters.
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Join or Start a Grandmothers Group - Be Part of This Extraordinary Movement!
We can help you find a Grandmothers Group in your area. Or, if there isn't one close to you yet, we can show you how to start your own. It's easy and fulfilling.
Grandmothers Groups are creative and passionate, and active and respected in their communities. They raise awareness and funds for African grandmothers in countless ways - speaking at schools and community events; holding Scrabble and card tournaments; organizing bake sales, community dinners, and craft and knitting sales; putting on church concerts ... the list is endless, and we can help your group with ideas and support for your own activities. The are 'Granbassadors' ready and excited to share their experience about forming a group, keeping it going, raising awareness - or to answer just about any question you might have! Just email email@example.com or click below for our Grandmothers Group Starter Kit:
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Where Does Your Money Go and Who Does It Support?
Do you ever wonder how much of the money you donate actually gets to the people who need it? Well, 90 cents of every dollar raised by the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign goes right into the hands of the grassroots groups operating on the ground in Africa – directly to the community-based organizations working for and with grandmothers – who best know what is needed and how to provide it. To date, over $27 million has been disbursed for programming that includes school supplies for children, nutrition programs, income-generating activities, health care, HIV education, home-based care, and much more.
The Grandmothers to Grandmothers USA Campaign is part of an international movement, the hub of which is in Canada, with the Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF). For 15 years the SLF has been partnering with over 300 grassroots organizations on more than 1700 initiatives in the countries hardest hit by the AIDS pandemic in Africa - Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. All of the projects supported by the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign are assessed and monitored for the lifetime of the project, so you know the funds are managed with intelligence, dignity and tenacity by the grandmothers and other community experts at the frontlines of the AIDS pandemic in Africa.
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Documenting the Power of a Movement
In the face of the global HIV & AIDS pandemic, African grandmothers have held their families and communities together, often with woefully inadequate recognition or support. In response to the immense responsibility these African grandmothers were shouldering, the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign began with a few groups of committed members, but has since evolved into a responsive international movement of grandmothers who support African community-based organizations developing programming run by and for grandmothers.
The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign has evolved from easing the pain of these grandmothers, to empowering them to turn the tide on the AIDS pandemic. You can read about some of the steps on that journey here – see how much impact the movement has already had, and how much more is possible!
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Powered By Love: A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Africa
In sometimes shocking intimacy, and always with stark and brutal honesty, this award-winning book tells the story – in their own words – of the African grandmothers' response to the AIDS pandemic that swept away 35 million lives on the continent. Almost an entire generation of young adults died, leaving orphaned grandchildren with no one but these grandmothers to care for them. They are stories of grief, of fear, and of frustration. But they are also stories of hope, of resilience, and of the resurrection of lives and communities.
Also profiled in this bestseller is the dynamic movement of grandmothers around the world who rallied in response. Starting in Canada, with the Stephen Lewis Foundation, it now encompasses thousands of grandmothers on several continents, and many of their stories resonate widely around the globe.
You can read a few excerpts, watch the co-authors and some of the participants talk about the book, listen to a song written for Powered by Love, or buy a copy of your own here: http://grandmotherspoweredbylove.com/ or just click the button below.
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