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Special Announcement: NanGo Crafts Now Available Online

Due to the coronavirus crisis, the NanGo’s fundraising programs have been drastically curbed. Undeterred, we are making our crafts available on line by donation. To view the items including fabric face masks and to order, please click here

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In 2005 a group of Nanaimo women were deeply moved hearing about the plight of the grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa from Stephen Lewis.


”The AIDS pandemic has left millions of children orphaned by AIDS. Without hesitation or complaint, Africa’s grandmothers have stepped in to care for them. In fact, in many countries throughout southern Africa it is estimated that 40% to 60% of orphans live in grandmother-headed households. After burying their own adult children, they take on the responsibility of caring for their grieving grandchildren, often with little or no support and while coping with their own deteriorating health…”


These women decided to become involved in the work of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Gogo means grandmother in Zulu, so they called themselves NanGo Grannies and became part of the inspiration that led to the formation of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.


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Nango Grannies - 2020


We are an informal group from many different backgrounds with many different talents. Since the beginning, we have raised money in many different ways: garage sales, beer and burgers, Chair Affair and African Markets. See our events page for more details.


New members and new ideas are always welcome. We are passionate about our cause, and like to have fun while we fund-raise!


The 2019 NanGo Grannies Annual Giant Fabric Sale a Huge Success


21st September 2019

The Nanaimo Curling Club


Our annual Giant Fabric Sale continues to be the NanGo's most popular annual fund raiser and we continually receive inquiries looking for confirmation that it will be repeated in future years.


All funds raised go to support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation which supports the Grandmothers in Africa Campaign.


Once again, the support for this event was outstanding: Thanks to workers & volunteers, people who donated material and related goods, and of course the many bargain hunters who came to buy and support the cause. Thanks to all that made all this happen.


This year's Giant Fabric Sale raised a record $8,740.21 for The Stephen Lewis Foundation.


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NanGo Grannies Fund Raisers over the past few years.


Go to our events page to see a fuller history of past events.


All monies raised on behalf of the Stephen Lewis Foundation's endeavours to help African Grandmothers caring for children orphaned by AIDS.


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NanGo Grannies Fund Raisers over the past few years.


Go to our events page to see a fuller history of past events.




All monies raised on behalf of the Stephen Lewis Foundation's endeavours to help African Grandmothers caring for children orphaned by AIDS.


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NanGo Grannies Fund Raisers over the past few years.


Go to our events page to see a fuller history of past events.


All monies raised on behalf of the Stephen Lewis Foundation's endeavours to help African Grandmothers caring for children orphaned by AIDS.


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NanGo Grannies Crafts Available
Due to the worldwide health crisis, the NanGo Grannies have had to cancel their annual Giant Fabric Sale as well as other events. These activities raised much needed financial support for our sister grandmothers in 15 countries in subSaharan Africa.
As the need is just as great now, if not more so, we have decided to offer some of our items for purchase online. Our crafters and sewers have been busy producing during “social distancing”. Most of our supplies are donated and we strive to “repurpose” materials such as our one of a kind aprons made from old blue jeans.
As with all monies we raise on behalf of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, all your donations will go to help African Grandmothers caring for their grandchildren orphaned by HIV/Aids.
For more details, a full display of the crafts available, including fabric masks, and for directions on how to order CLICK HERE.

  • Fabric Face Masks with large assortment

  • Laptop Cases(17x13)  Tooth Fairy Bags

  • Casserole Carriers   Micro Bowl Holders

  • Hobo Baga (Uganda)      Aprons

  • Infinity Scarves         Hotpads


For more details click here.


 Book Launch 

Powered by Love: A Grandmothers’ Movement to End AIDS in Africa


Book Launch

Click on image for full details of the event held Nov 8, 2017

NanGo Grannies Crafts Available
Due to the worldwide health crisis, the NanGo Grannies have had to cancel their annual Giant Fabric Sale as well as other events. These activities raised much needed financial support for our sister grandmothers in 15 countries in subSaharan Africa.
As the need is just as great now, if not more so, we have decided to offer some of our items for purchase online. Our crafters and sewers have been busy producing during “social distancing”. Most of our supplies are donated and we strive to “repurpose” materials such as our one of a kind aprons made from old blue jeans.
As with all monies we raise on behalf of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, all your donations will go to help African Grandmothers caring for their grandchildren orphaned by HIV/Aids.
For more details, a full display of the crafts available, including fabric masks, and for directions on how to order CLICK HERE.

  • Fabric Face Masks with large assortment

  • Laptop Cases(17x13)  Tooth Fairy Bags

  • Casserole Carriers   Micro Bowl Holders

  • Hobo Baga (Uganda)      Aprons

  • Infinity Scarves         Hotpads


For more details click here.

 Book Launch 

Powered by Love: A Grandmothers’ Movement to End AIDS in Africa


Book Launch

Click on image for full details of the event held Nov 8, 2017


NanGo Crafts Available
Due to the worldwide health crisis, the NanGo Grannies have had to cancel their annual Giant Fabric Sale as well as other events. These activities raised much needed financial support for our sister grandmothers in 15 countries in subSaharan Africa.
As the need is just as great now, if not more so, we have decided to offer some of our items for purchase online. Our crafters and sewers have been busy producing during “social distancing”. Most of our supplies are donated and we strive to “repurpose” materials such as our one of a kind aprons made from old blue jeans.
As with all monies we raise on behalf of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, all your donations will go to help African Grandmothers caring for their grandchildren orphaned by HIV/Aids.
For more details, a full display of the crafts available, including fabric masks, and for directions on how to order CLICK HERE.

  • Fabric Face Masks with large assortment

  • Laptop Cases(17x13)  Tooth Fairy Bags

  • Casserole Carriers   Micro Bowl Holders

  • Hobo Baga (Uganda)      Aprons

  • Infinity Scarves         Hotpads


For more details click here.



 Book Launch 

Powered by Love: A Grandmothers’ Movement to End AIDS in Africa


Book Launch

Click on image for full details of the event held Nov 8, 2017


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