Smiles and Serious Business

Written by Cora Xiao, Business Intern Long overdue, but here it is: my first real official blog posting. I arrived at Shanti about a month and a half ago with little in the way of expectations save for the few […]

Chai with Trine

        by Dena Thomas, Monitoring and Evaluations Intern If I could be stranded on a desert island with anyone it would be Trine Rasmussen, our project coordinator here at Shanti.  In terms of resourcefulness, adaptability and her […]

Chai with Victoria

        by Dena Thomas, Monitoring and Evaluations Intern Shanti Uganda made a very wise and strategic move when they hired Project Director (Operations), Victoria Acen, in December last year. Victoria was born in Moshi, Tanzania, but moved […]

Made in Uganda with Love

Written by Nagomi Mukai, Production intern Having grown up in a city in Japan, I never really appreciated products or things I would see in stores beyond seeing them on the shelf. In other words, I never felt any personal […]

Final Reflections

Written by Cora Xiao, Business Intern Now in the last week of my internship with Shanti, reflecting back on my beginning at Shanti is quite interesting. Over the course of my three months here, small changes have happened without my […]

Chai with Ssanyu

        by Dena Thomas, Monitoring and Evaluations Intern I am sitting outside of the Shanti birth house with head midwife Ssanyu Namuleme. We gather under the shade of the veranda outside the center, while her 3 year […]

Thank You for Loving us

Written by Nagomi Mukai, Production Intern “Thank you for your hard work”                           ——“Thank you for loving us” This was a conversation between me and the textiles women […]

The New Fam-Jam

Written by Cora Xiao, Business Intern Uganda. Before coming to Shanti the word conjured up images of conflict and poverty. My impression of the nation was horribly ignorant, informed only by the violence and madness of the nation portrayed in […]