Grandmothers Beyond Borders


Grandmothers Beyond Borders began as a response to Mary’s story, a grandmother in Uganda who buried 14 of her children and is raising her 10 grandchildren in poverty. Mary is one of hundreds of thousands of grandmothers in Africa who care for and bury their own children and with amazing strength and courage become parents all over again. They do so at very old ages, with little support, few resources, and in poverty.

The Grandmothers (2014)

The Grandmothers

The grandmothers outside of the medical clinic supported by GBB that provides health care to the grannies and their grandchildren.

Visiting the Grandmothers in Uganda 2012


A grandmother weaving crafts to sell at the local market


Amy Peterson, GBB Founder, receiving a language lesson


A grandmother planting a banana tree in one of the community farms

Dream Bigger

Grandmothers Beyond Borders is featured in the new Book “Dream Bigger” by Julie Wise.