A few weekends ago I went hiking in Boulder, CO on my way to a women’s retreat. I have never been to Colorado, but I am a passionate hiker and backpacker, so on my free day I decided to hit the trail. A friend suggested the Flatirons. As I huffed and puffed my way up … Continue reading College Dreams!
It’s no surprise that it is a lot of work running a nonprofit on a daily basis. What is often forgotten about organizations serving communities in other countries, however, is that there is so much additional work required abroad which can’t be accomplished from the US. Because of this, we have relied heavily on our … Continue reading Welcome, Nelly!
Tournament of Hope
Sunshine, music, food trucks and volleyball. You could hardly ask for a better Sunday afternoon! But when you throw in a benefit for some really fantastic girls on the other side of the planet who are being inspired to continue their education against all odds…well, then! You really can’t ask for a better Sunday afternoon … Continue reading Tournament of Hope
Grace meets Milka!
Hello! My name is Grace, and I had the incredible opportunity to go to Arua, Uganda this summer. I had such an amazing time!! There were so many experiences that I loved, but right now I am going to tell you about one experience that was truly fantastic! It was meeting the girl that we … Continue reading Grace meets Milka!
A Partnership With Days for Girls
On our recent trip back to Uganda, we were blessed to partner with Days for Girls, a non-profit which recognizes the impact of quality, sustainable feminine hygiene on girls’ physical wellbeing, education, and dignity. Days for Girls has chapters all over the country in which people come together to sew sustainable menstruation kits and then … Continue reading A Partnership With Days for Girls
It’s That Time of Year!
It’s that time of year when many high school seniors are donning their caps and gowns and walking down the aisle to receive their diplomas, making the transition from high school kid to college young adult. Anticipation filled with hope and excitement and also sprinkled with some nervousness abounds. Soon, these kids who have so … Continue reading It’s That Time of Year!
Tansila is heading to nursing school!
I received the nursing school admission documents for Tansila today. And I am in awe. I am filled with feelings that are hard to describe. If my heart can hold so much all at once, I am so proud, excited, nervous, enthralled, overjoyed, astonished, moved to tears…the list goes on and on. This young lady … Continue reading Tansila is heading to nursing school!
Thanks HumanKind Fair Trade!
Thank you to Humankind Fair Trade who hosted us for a very successful fundraiser in December. We raised $400 toward our campaign to purchase mattresses and mosquito netting for our girls and their families. At Taproot Charities, we recognize that investing in girls’ education is the best investment we can make in the developing world. … Continue reading Thanks HumanKind Fair Trade!