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.




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!

Our Next Meeting

The Nango Grannies next meeting is this coming Thursday, May 18th 2:00 to 4:00 at St. Paul”s Anglican Church downtown. All are welcome to the monthly meetings. We would love to see you and hear your input and feedback.




Review of Last Year's Anniversary Bike Tour:

Click here for a review of Victoria Grandmothers For Africa's 10th anniversary bike tour including the participation of three NanGo Grannie riders. Jane Templeman, Patricia Hofstrand and Elizabeth Vreede.

Group Pic

Bikers and their supporters on the British Columbia Parliament Building's steps after completing their three day bike tour this September.

On Sunday, May 14th Nanaimo's NanGo Grannies sold refreshments & crafts at the Soul Choir's performance at the Port Theatre.


All the proceeds from our sales went to The Stephen Lewis Foundation to support:The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.

Your support, as always, is greatly appreciated.


Last Year's Giant Fabric Sale was a Huge Success Raising Over $4000 for the Stephen Lews Foundation

Planning for this year's event is well under way.

Fabric Sale

Click here for details


NanGo Grannies and volunteers

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All Sorted


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.