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January 6, 2018

It is with great pleasure that I step into my role as Board President for Fields of Dreams Uganda. It was only two and half years ago that I first went to Uganda, and I was completely unprepared for the way the nation and its people would take hold of my heart. Since that time, I’ve had the privilege of traveling to Uganda four times, with my fifth trip coming up next month and my sixth coming up this summer. It has captivated me so completely, I’ve pretty much abandoned all thoughts of traveling anywhere else in the world. :)

December 8, 2017

When a friend shared an NPR article titled, “The Problem with Free Menstrual Pads” and stating “free menstrual pads may not be enough to help girls with their period,” it worried me just a little bit. After all, I spend a good deal of my time begging people for money for no other reason than to provide free menstrual pads to girls in Uganda. But then I read the article.

June 23, 2017

What a humbling and incredible day of empowerment, hope, and promise. When I first joined the board of Fields of Dreams Uganda, it was the Girl Empowerment Project that appealed to me most. It was the chance to make a profound impact in a simple, practical way. It was $17 and a hygiene kit that could change a girl’s life. It was keeping a girl in school by giving her access to hygiene supplies she wouldn’t otherwise have. It was telling a girl that the changes her body was experiencing were something not to be afraid of, but to embrace as a rite of...

June 24, 2016

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

What an incredible blessing it is to teach a man to fish.

On my trip to Uganda last summer, I got to be a small part of some very powerful “Men of Integrity" training for the young men at our partner schools. Today, I was privileged to watch as some of those same young men stood up in front of the room and led the “Men of Integrity" training for their peers. Shortly afterward, I watched a courageous group of young women lead a "Women of Substance"...

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