Meet Our Caretakers: Flavia Nabaggala

Flavia Nabaggala, a BLI Caretaker commissioned in July 2023, grew up as one of twenty-two children. After graduating from middle school—the first in her family to do so—Flavia had to drop out of school to help her mother manage the household. While she yearned to continue to go to school with her classmates—many of whom…

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BLI Expands Presence

Read the official newsletter in its original formatting here. Dear BLI Family, We are excited to update you on the continued growth and activity happening at BLI. With Cohort I Caretakers having graduated and started their own integral ecology farms across Uganda, we are starting to see BLI’s mission embraced by communities across the country.…

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New Caretaker Farms

Cohort I has officially graduated from BLI. They were commissioned on July 29, 2023. All 8 Caretakers have started their own farms in various villages across Uganda. Each Caretaker is a member of the SACCO (Savings and Credit Co-Op) and received a small loan to begin their project. Check out Caretaker Alice Nanfuka’s project here…

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Just Released!!!

BLI was recently featured in Notre Dame Magazine’s Summer 2023 issue. The story follows Caretaker Alice Nanfuka while also sharing in-depth information about BLI’s founding, journey, and mission. We are thankful for the entire Notre Dame team for sharing this great piece of journalism. You can read or listen to the story here: https://magazine.nd.edu/stories/start-small/. The…

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NEWSLETTER: 2022 President’s Letter

Dear friends and partners of Bethany Land Institute (BLI), I have been thinking about you over the Thanksgiving weekend. We at BLI have a lot to be grateful for this year. As I reflect on what has been an extraordinary year for BLI, my heart is filled with gratitude for all that has been realized and…

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NEWSLETTER: Public Launch Update

Dear BLI friend, we are excited to share an update with you. BLI is officially launched! On July 29, over 1,400 people attended the BLI Public Launch on our Nandere campus. Kampala Diocese Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere and Honorable Justin Kasule Lumumba (from the office of the Ugandan Prime Minister) both took part in the ceremonies,…

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Notre Dame News

Recently, our friends at the University of Notre Dame have shared a few stories about Bethany Land Institute. The most recent story was released by ND Stories. It follows BLI’s journey from its inception with the founders to its recent official launch. It also includes the following beautiful video showcasing BLI’s work. READ HERE. The…

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You’re Invited!

On September 22nd, BLI will be hosting webinar to update friends and supporters on the official launch held in Nandere at the end of July. International travelers will share their experiences and insights, and there will be time to ask questions about all things BLI and the newly commissioned Caretakers! The webinar will be from…

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Follow the July 29 Festivities!

It is a big week at BLI! We are hosting our official public launch in Nandere, Uganda. We are expecting thousands of visitors to our campus and have various activities and ceremonies planned. People are traveling to BLI from all over Uganda, and the world, to celebrate BLI’s mission and work. However, even if you…

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NEWSLETTER: Summer Greetings

Summer Greetings! What a joyous time of year at BLI! From Earth Day festivities to our upcoming Grand Opening Celebration, excitement is in the air at BLI. The summer months are bringing many visitors to campus, enabling us to share the joy of care for creation. Read on to learn about what’s been happening in…

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