H. Nalugo Sabastian (Project Manager), written 20 days ago
Grandmothers at old age are raising grandchildren orphaned by HIV/AIDS. They have always been a skillful artisan in the art of handicraft basket making, a tradition they learned from their parents. Grandmothers learned how to run a businesses through their Granny Group.
Grandmothers were poor and had no source of income. They never imagined that they had the tools to save their lives all along. The trainers in her granny group gave them the skills they needed and the boldness to start their business.
At first, they could not believe it when their baskets began to sell! In only a matter of months, They were selling enough baskets to provide for their families! Now Grandmothers are successful business women and leaders in their communities who train other women in the traditional arts of their culture. They can afford to send their orphaned grandchildren to school. They can afford good food, medical care and clothing for children.
Figure: women and grandmother self help group making baskets and other handicraft