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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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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Teen Girls Workshop: Joan’s Story

  The world has marked October 11th as the International Day of the Girl. In spirit of this day we conducted a three day workshop on October 18-20, attended by 33 girls aged 12-18 from Everest College – a school nearby Shanti Uganda. […]

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How one Gardener Hopes to Influence a Community

By Rachel Simmet, Communications and Social Media Coordinator Kato is a common name in the Buganda kingdom, as it is a name you must give to a youngest twin if they are a male. “There were eight Katos in my primary class.” Kato remarks, along with several that live in Nsasi village, where our gardener […]

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Let’s Celebrate! From WIGG Members to Business Owners

Graduation ceremonies are always exciting, but Shanti Uganda celebrated a very special one this July. The Women’s Income Generating Group (WIGG) completed their business formation training program and GRADUATED to move on to the next phase of their individual business plans! […]

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Sister Josephine Joins the Shanti Family

By Rachel Simmet, Communication & Social Media Coordinator We are excited to announce the latest member of our team and new Head Midwife, Sister Kizito Josephine. Sister Josephine brings both experience and passion, as she has been a midwife since 1980. She was originally inspired by the nurses she met who conducted outreaches at her […]

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Shattering Glass Ceilings One Business Workshop at a Time

We have exciting news to report from central Uganda: the members of the Shanti Women’s Income Generating Group are well on their way to successful business formation! The first phase of our business training program was completed last week with the help of Ocakacon Lawrence, a business trainer from Start and Improve Your Business Uganda […]

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