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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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Welcome To Our Website


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!




Victoria Grandmothers for Africa Virtual Cycle Tour


 Jane Templeman Biking in the Rain


Jane Templeman participated in the Victoria virtual ride. She committed to riding 600 km, a prodigious feat! The Victoria Grandmothers for Africa‘s 14th annual Cycle Tour, took place between August 17 and September 13.


 Jane Templeman Biking in the Rain


Jane Templeman participated in the Victoria virtual ride. She committed to riding 600 km, a prodigious feat! The Victoria Grandmothers for Africa‘s 14th annual Cycle Tour, took place between August 17 and September 13.

 Jane Templeman Biking in the Rain


Jane Templeman participated in the Victoria virtual ride. She committed to riding 600 km, a prodigious feat! The Victoria Grandmothers for Africa‘s 14th annual Cycle Tour, took place between August 17 and September 13.


NanGo Grannies Craft Sale


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The NanGo Grannies had a booth at the Island Roots Market held at Beban Park on Wednesday August 5.

Thanks to Pat’s daughter we were given the use of a tent which gave us some much needed shade.

The market was quieter than usual (covid19?) but we still had sales totaling $455.13 of which the full amount goes to the Stephen Lewis Foundation, so the 4 hours was a very worthwhile effort. We may have a chance to do it again in the fall.


NanGo Grannies Craft Sale


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The NanGo Grannies had a booth at the Island Roots Market held at Beban Park on Wednesday August 5.

Thanks to Pat’s daughter we were given the use of a tent which gave us some much needed shade.

The market was quieter than usual (covid19?) but we still had sales totaling $455.13 of which the full amount goes to the Stephen Lewis Foundation, so the 4 hours was a very worthwhile effort. We may have a chance to do it again in the fall.


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 Bag (Uganda)      Aprons

  • Infinity Scarves         Hotpads

  • xmas
  • mugs
  • Fabric Xmas tree deco.         Mug Rugs

  • sachets
  • Heat
  • Lavender sachets, skin oil, bath salts         Heat Packs


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 Bag (Uganda)      Aprons

  • Infinity Scarves         Hotpads

  • xmas
  • mugs
  • Fabric Xmas tree deco.         Mug Rugs

  • sachets
  • Heat
  • Lavender sachets, skin oil, bath salts         Heat Packs


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 Bag (Uganda)      Aprons

  • Infinity Scarves         Hotpads

  • xmas
  • mugs
  • Fabric Xmas tree deco.         Mug Rugs

  • sachets
  • Heat
  • Lavender sachets, skin oil, bath salts         Heat Packs


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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