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  • Simply Gobsmacked!

    Many thanks to you for the part you play in making the future brighter for girls (& boys) in Uganda. I am thrilled beyond words to share amazing news with you! First, our 2021 special project – Kamuli House for Girls is fully funded and completed. As I write this 28 girls who are orphans […]

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  • Got some Spring in your Knickers?

    Can you feel spring yet? I get terrible ‘spring fever” every year, and this pandemic year I seem to have more than usual. This means I am pouring over garden catalogs and websites. I’ve even been to a few local garden centers just to get that therapeutic shock of color and be surrounded by green […]

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  • Pictures Paint the Story in Uganda

    Literally everyone all over the world has been impacted by the COVID pandemic. Sadly, the materially poor are always impacted more by economic/health crises than First World folk.  The realities in Uganda are stark and challenging. Schools there are still locked down with no projected end date. There is no such thing as virtual learning […]

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  • Unequivocal is Changeable

    “The data is unequivocal: No matter where in the world you are born, your life will be harder if you are born a girl.”  —Melinda Gates, Gates Foundation In rural Uganda, this is clearly true. The girl-child has no voice but often has many responsibilities. Fetching water, gathering firewood, boiling water, gardening, tending animals, cooking […]

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  • Small things with great love

    Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. – Mother Teresa Looking back at 2019 for Knickers for New Life, I am struck by how far we have come together. We have partnered with seven Ugandan schools bringing our Circle of Health & Hygiene to them […]

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  • Idea + 3 Years = WOW

    Three years ago this month, I had a fundraiser in my home. My goal was to raise funds to supply girls at New Life Primary in Hoima, Uganda, with sanitary pads and underwear for one year. My motivation was that, “Somebody should do something to help girls stay in school!” The fundraiser was a shocking […]

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  • Welcome Bethany Centre Primary School!

    We are beyond delighted to welcome our sixth and largest school, Bethany Centre Primary. Bethany Centre began in 2004. Peter Kiwanuka, who attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, founded this school upon his return to Uganda. Peter and local leaders have worked hard to found a school with high academics for the materially poor […]

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  • Reflection x2

    It’s fascinating to consider that “reflection” has two very different meanings – outward and inward. Definition #1. The change in direction of a wave at a boundary between two different media, so that the waves move back into the medium it came from. (emphasis mine.) Think of common examples such as the reflection of light […]

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  • Uganda, Here We Come!

    Knickers for New Life started as one event for one school in October 2016. The goal was to raise $2500 to provide knickers and sanitary pads for one year. To my astonishment, and due to many generous souls, we raised $8,444 and it was obvious this was bigger than I had visioned. Through working closely […]

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  • Thankful for You and to You

    As I reflect on 2018, I am overwhelmed by your kindness, encouragement, and generosity. Thankful for you…absolutely. Grateful for your partnership in this amazing work…more than I can say. But I do want to take the time now to say it. Thank you for the part you play in Knickers for New Life. It is […]

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