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Local Group Raises Money For AIDS Orphans In Uganda

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) –After losing his brother to AIDS and taking in the children he left behind, an Okemos man vowed to make a difference in his native country of Uganda, where poverty and disease have left his village devastated.

Twesigy Jackson Kaguri started
The Nyaka AIDS Project in 2001 with a two-classroom school, and today, his organization has grown to encompass two larger primary schools, two libraries and a medical clinic. The schools serve more than 600 students.

"I started this work after my brother and sister died of HIV/AIDS and left me children to raise. But as I would care for my own children as an uncle, I saw millions of other children who did not have an uncle," says Kaguri. ""We provide education, we provide health care, we provide housing…we provide food--two meals a day--and we make sure people are employed in the village so they can carry on work while we are working here in the United States."

Friday night, the organization held a fundraiser where it hoped to raise $25,000 to support its efforts in Uganda. Kaguri was recently named a CNN Hero, and has written a book about his inspirational journey of benevolence.

For more information about The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project, click
here.

Emerald Morrow is a reporter with WLNS-TV. Like her on Facebook, Follow her on Twitter or email her at emorrow@wlns.com.

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