The Shanti Uganda Society

The Shanti Uganda Society improves infant and maternal health, provides safe women-centered care and supports the well-being of birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda. We imagine a world where birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS are supported, empowered and able to develop to their full potential. All Shanti Uganda programs contribute to our guiding organizational values - Community Participation: All projects are locally initiated and supported with a deep sense of solidarity and ownership. Work on the ground is supported through the time, passion and employment of the local communities we work with. Unity: We support and embrace everyone within the global f...
Teen Girls Health & Empowerment in Uganda
 
Uganda has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa. 50% of girls are married before they reach 18. Shanti Uganda's Teen Girls Program uses education, prevention & empowerment and has reached over 600 girls since 2010. With your help, we can reduce teen pregnancy, improve maternal health and keep girls in school. Each girl makes her own reusable menstrual pad and learns about nutrition, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, STIs, female role models and healthy relationships. project reportread updates from the field
Women's Income Generating Group
 
Shanti Uganda's Women's Income Generating Group (WIGG) is made up of 12 HIV positive grandmothers in Luweero District. Historically, members successfully worked in textile and beading groups to create artisanal products that were sold at fair-trade prices in international markets. Beginning in 2017 the women will partake in business formation training courses to help them focus on creating their own businesses which will allow them to forge sustainable paths to future stability and success. project reportread updates from the field
Saving Lives at Birth; Maternal Health in Uganda
 
The Shanti Uganda Birth House is a solar powered maternity centre on one acre of land in Nsaasi Village in the Luweero District of Uganda. An average of 15-20 babies are born at the Shanti Uganda Birth House each month and we are the only health facility in the village. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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