Adopt a Granny

In South Africa many grandmothers have been forced to become mothers again. After raising their children, many grandmothers sadly have to bury their children as a result of AIDS, forcing them to raise their grandchildren without any resources.

We invite you to invest in the lives of the elderly. A monthly investment to one specific grandmother helps to alleviate the burden and also invests in the lives of the orphans in her care.

Fulami partners with other organisations to identify grandmothers who are raising their orphaned grand-children or other orphans and vulnerable children.

It is possible to partake in the virtual adoption of a Granny, enabling a care worker to pay her a weekly visit, supplying a monthly food parcel and assisting with logistical and administrational challenges. The programme makes use of the Child Status Index to assist the Granny to care for and educate the orphans in her keep.

How it works

Depending on the number of children in her care, the needs range between R 650 and R 1250 per month, to adopt a Granny. The Granny is introduced to the sponsor by way of a photo, with a short description of her situation, e.g. the state of her dwelling, how many children in her care, medical challenges and any other crisis situations that need to be addressed.

The support is paid to Fulami and transferred to the relevant organisation upon proof of service. The relevant care worker provides a report of each visit and the Granny signs confirmation that she has been visited, received a food parcel etc. The care worker submits her report and findings according to the key indicators of the Child Status Index and a time-sheet of her activities.

The sponsor receives monthly updates and reports and photographs, where appropriate. 
It is possible for the sponsor to interact with the Granny personally, such as sending Christmas gifts, taking her and the children in her care on outings etc. 
*Donations are Tax Deductible in South Africa