Nyaka AIDS Orphan Project raises funds for Ugandan village

Aug 12, 2013

One of the vendors at the Great Lakes Folk Festival is the Nyaka AIDS Orphans project.  The organization offers paper-bead necklaces and traditional baskets from Uganda. The artists who created them are grandmothers in Nyaka who use the income to support the families affected by the disease.

Jackson Kaguri is the founder of the Nyaka AIDS Orphans project. He was a CNN Hero last year, was featured in Time Magazine in 2010, and is the author of the book, “The Price of Stones,” about building a school for AIDS orphans  in his village in Uganda.

Jackson Kaguri was honored in 2012 as a "CNN Hero." He's the founder of the Nyaka AIDS Orphan Project which helps children in Uganda.
Credit Jackson Kaguri