Grandmothers’ support group is one of the projects by Botswana Retired Nurses Society (BORNUS).
The centre has formed a support group for grandmothers, who often look after their grandchildren who are BORNUS’ clients. Some of these grandmothers are widowed and have lost some of their children through HIV/AIDS. Their challenges include poverty, chronic illness and loneliness.
Together they share experiences on caring for orphans and the challenges they face.
Additionally, they are empowered to sustain themselves through handicraft, bee keeping and backyard gardens.