Young Women Campaign
Against AIDS (YWCAA)
Promotion of Equal Rights & Social Justice for Women, Young People and the Vulnerable

THE GRAND MOTHERS/WIDOWS PROJECT

While a combined program for BAWA and grandmothers runs within four informal settlements of Kibera, Mukuru, Kawangware and Kibagare in Nairobi; the widowed Grandmothers project is being implemented in the rural parts of Kisumu, Makueni and Homa Bay Counties. The program is in partnership with the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Its aim is to address challenges brought about by HIV/AIDS and to establish evidence-based means of mitigating the socio-economic effects - under the Community Revolving Loan Funds (CRLFs) and the grandmothers household OVC support. With this program, YWCAA has made considerable impact in lives of grandmothers who earn a living through running small scale businesses as means of livelihood. The monthly stipend continues to be appreciated. Despite being minimal, the allowance has seen over 20,000 OVCs supported directly since its inception. Additional 30,000 and above have also benefited from the support indirectly. The original idea of the monthly stipend was to support with nutrition through a 'kitchen basket', however, the grandmothers continue to use the amount to address other basic needs at household levels, including provision of sanitary towels and personal effects for the girl child, school fees support, purchase of nutritional valued foods and to meet transportation cost to HCT centers to get ARVs. More

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