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.
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