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.

International Gift Shop

Please join us this Friday or Saturday at the Quaker Meetinghouse.

Gift Shop Poster 2017

12th Annual Taste of Uganda


Please join us for our:

12th Annual Taste of Uganda…

A casual & family-friendly benefit for Grandmothers Beyond Borders featuring:

  • Authentic Ugandan Buffet
  • Silent Auction & African Market

Saturday, October 7, 2017
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church Hall
2366 N. 80th Street Wauwatosa, WI 53213 (80th & North Avenue)

For more information contact: Yvonne Ssempijja – (414) 940-2991 or

Grandmothers Beyond Borders helps to lift the burden of HIV/AIDS in rural Uganda by funding grassroots community projects that provide support and care to grandmothers raising their grandchildren because their own children have died from AIDS.

Reserve your spot today. Click here for the registration form.

To order tickets online click on Donate at the top left.                             In the Add special instructions to the seller box type TOFU ticket.

The Grandmothers

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


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.