Sister Josephine’s Calling

  This month as we celebrate 10 Years of Shanti Uganda, we would like to share the incredible journey of Sister Josephine, our Head Midwife. Her career in midwifery has spanned four decades and has transformed into a legacy of care for mothers in Uganda within her own family. Two of her sons, Peter and […]

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10 Years of Volunteers: Volunteers Make our Impact Possible

  Over 10 years we’ve welcomed 86 volunteers in Uganda and countless volunteers in Canada who have performed over 27,967 volunteer hours! Interns in our program have executed communications, programs and monitoring and evaluation, and research. Our professional volunteer program has hosted dozens of volunteer midwives, supporting Shanti staff with daily operations at the Birth House. […]

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10 Years of Doulas: Flora’s Love

  Shanti loves doulas! We were founded by a doula, we work with doulas, and we spend one week every year collaborating with doulas during our training retreats. The work they do—the emotional and physical support they provide before, during and after birth—fits perfectly within Shanti’s holistic model of care, and their positive impact on […]

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Propelling Motherhood: One Year Later

  After a successful year of impact, our Propelling Motherhood Project has come to an end. We cannot thank our amazing Village Health Team members, boda drivers and support staff enough for their hard work and dedication to this project. We surpassed our original goal to serve 480 women—in the end reaching 496—making a total […]

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#10YearsofDads – Fred’s Story

This Father’s Day, we want to share with you more about one of our favorite Shanti dads. Fred is the Field Coordinator and driver at Shanti Uganda, and more importantly, he is a fantastic story teller. His perspective, born of many career changes and embedded in recent Ugandan history, offers insight into some of the […]

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#10YearsOfMoms for Mother’s Day 2018

At Shanti, we believe that #MomsMatter and have mothers at the foundation of our organization – that is why we so look forward to celebrating Mother’s Day each year with our community. This year, as we celebrate #10YearsofImpact, we’ve decided to follow up on moms who have given birth at the Shanti Uganda Birth House, […]

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Shanti & Blooma Team Up to Offer Doula Training in 2018

By Kate Hyde, Operations Director We hosted our first Doula Training in September of 2012 and since then have welcomed 10 inspiring training groups to Uganda. We believe deeply that a cross-cultural exchange of knowledge is life-changing for everyone involved. Our training retreats are also one of Shanti’s most sustainable sources of funding – raising […]

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Sustainability at Shanti: Our Top 10 Photos

Sustainability and community are core values of ours at Shanti, and we are especially excited to be celebrating them during the month of April and Earth Day (Sunday, April 22nd). The fact that 2018 has us celebrating a milestone anniversary of #10YearsofImpact and #10YearsofSustainability makes this all the more special for us. It has been exciting […]

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A Heartfelt Welcome to María Wong

2018 is indeed a year of change and growth for Shanti Uganda – as we celebrate #10YearsofImpact we are experiencing a change of leadership, with our Founder Natalie stepping out of the Executive Director role and onto the Board of Directors to support our mission and vision from there. While all of our staff will […]

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A message from our Founder, Natalie Angell-Besseling

Dear Friends, In January 2018, Shanti Uganda celebrated our 10 Year Anniversary! Every day, we work to improve maternal and infant health throughout Uganda and to date, we have raised $1,500,000 towards maternal and infant health, supported over 1300 births and impacted 46,000 lives. In the last year, we saw a 123% increase in revenue, […]

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Celebrating #10YearsofImpact

2018 is a special year for us here at Shanti – 10 years ago this year, we began our journey to serve women and families in Uganda. This anniversary has given us an opportunity to reflect on our growth, impact, and all that we have learned over the years. So much of what we have […]

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Shanti Uganda Launches Postpartum Outreach Project

Studies have shown that the first week after birth is the most dangerous for mother and baby and in Uganda, less than 50% of new mothers have access to postpartum care services. In general barriers to care include: Negative perceptions on seeking care outside of the home and the extended family Limited or lack of […]

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