The centre offers both financial and emotional support for grandparents (typically grandmothers) who are caring for AIDS orphans.
Above is a photo from the Source of the Nile Grandmother's support group at the Solidarity Day at St. Francis Health care Services. In the background is the clinic. For more photos from this event, click here.
One hundred and twenty grannies have received a grant of 200,000 Uganda shillings to start viable income generating activities (IGA). Various Income activities have been initiated, including: poultry, piggery, goats raising, dairy cows, handcrafts, vegetable farming, and sewing and charcoal selling.Grandmothers have had trainings in Village savings and Loan associations and have subsequently organized themselves in groups and started up a savings scheme. 120 grandmothers have benefited from the initial trainings.