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New Goats for Rwandan Grandmothers

February 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on New Goats for Rwandan Grandmothers

When Kantarama Drocella heard the news, she shrieked.  Money, enough for 14 new goats, was coming her way, thanks, mostly to one of The Nyanya Project’s most faithful supporters, Peg Morgan, of North Carolina. Generation Rwanda coordinates our efforts in Rwanda.  My former intern from there, Simon Mvunabandi, originally found our 100 grandmothers in the […]

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Joy for Our Grandmothers

December 19th, 2015 · Comments Off on Joy for Our Grandmothers

Another season of hope is here, and our grandmothers are still going strong. *In Mt. Kenya, our grandmothers continue to tend – and grow – their flocks of sheep from TNP. (They could use more fencing, they say). We agree. *In Nairobi, the TNP grandmothers continue to make school uniforms.  (They say they can always […]

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Sheep for Life: Progress Report

December 18th, 2014 · Comments Off on Sheep for Life: Progress Report

In early December, Julius Okatch, Nyanya Project Manager for Kenya, visited with our grandmothers in Ndahti at the foot of Mt. Kenya. The Ndahti Shep Grandmothers now have four new members and new fencing has been built. In one case, Mary, a Nyanya grandmother, had to use most of the money for her grandson, Clinton, who was […]

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Raise Her Name: Campaign to Honor Grandmothers Launches

September 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on Raise Her Name: Campaign to Honor Grandmothers Launches

Chances are, each and every one of us remember our grandmothers with a whole lot of love.  The impact of how deeply a grandmother’s influence goes came home to us last summer. When TNP was in Rwanda, one of our grandmothers was thanking us for how the training we gave her brought more food and […]

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Wake Forest Students Return to “Mother, So Dear”

August 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on Wake Forest Students Return to “Mother, So Dear”

This week the students of “The Nyanya Project: Students for the World” returned for the start of another semester at Wake Forest. With the completion of their first week of classes, the students are already planning for another wonderful year with The Nyanya Project. This past February marked the official chartering of “The Nyanya Project: […]

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Wake Forest Students Visit Rwandan Grandmothers

July 1st, 2014 · Comments Off on Wake Forest Students Visit Rwandan Grandmothers

This past May, I had the opportunity to travel back to Rwanda, along with a group of students from Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University. During our trip, we were able to frequent The Nyanya Project site based in the Jabana Hills of Rwanda near the capital of Kigali, and we met with both […]

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More Than Just Forgiveness: A Journey Towards Reconciliation

May 12th, 2014 · Comments Off on More Than Just Forgiveness: A Journey Towards Reconciliation

The following story, written by Blythe Riggan, was written in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide:   “Is there an answer to the question of why bad things happen to good people?…The response would be…to forgive the world for not being perfect, to forgive God for not making a better world, to […]

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Updates from our Nyanya Grandmothers in Ndahti: A Continuation of Blessings

April 24th, 2014 · Comments Off on Updates from our Nyanya Grandmothers in Ndahti: A Continuation of Blessings

Jambo Friends and Family! The New Year has brought a continuation of blessings for our grandmothers in Ndahti, Kenya. Last year we challenged you, our donors and biggest supporters, to help us raise at least $5,000 from a total of 40 different donors for our online campaign, “Sheep for Life in Africa.” $7,125 and 58 donors later, The […]

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Giving Thanks: Our Success on Global Giving

November 30th, 2013 · Comments Off on Giving Thanks: Our Success on Global Giving

As we enter the holiday season, The Nyanya Project has much to be thankful for, much of which has stemmed from the generosity and support of our friends and Nyanya family. This past September, our organization joined GlobalGiving, an international online fundraising platform for registered non-profits, for our online campaign, “Sheep for Life in Africa.” […]

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TNP Founder Honored by Wake Forest University

October 25th, 2013 · Comments Off on TNP Founder Honored by Wake Forest University

TNP’s founder, Mary Martin Niepold, was recently honored by Wake Forest University as one of 20 alumni who represents the University’s motto of “Pro Humanitate” (“for humanity”). She was cited as someone who “makes a difference in the world,” at a  gala on Oct. 17. Niepold, who earned her BA at the University in 1965, […]

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