July 25, 2019

This summer, we've had some wonderful extra help from our team of interns! We are excited to introduce Tilly - a graduate of Cor Jesu Academy in Saint Louis, and an incoming freshman at Notre Dame University.

Tell us about yourself!

I’m a proud born-and-bred St. Louisian...

July 17, 2019

This summer, we've had some wonderful extra help from our team of interns! We are excited to introduce Bekah Segrist, a student from Hope College in Holland, Michigan!

Tell us about yourself!

I just finished my sophomore year at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. I

am maj...

December 1, 2018

We don't see them much anymore. The celebrity backed awareness campaigns, the startling headlines, the photos of people who are thin and sick, the photos of their babies left behind.

It had shock value – it came as a surprise that this virus was pandemic. That in some...

September 19, 2018

You may or may not have noticed that some Under the Same Tree staff were in Haiti back in April, and maybe you wondered what that was all about. We have been working on some partnership opportunities in this part of the world, and are excited to finally share about it...

July 26, 2018

As the end of July approaches, many of us parents will start the chaos of back to school season. School
supplies, bus schedules, school schedules, extracurricular activities, and lunch money will take over. We
will fight crowds on tax-free day and will check off each s...

July 12, 2018

Imagine this - 

You're an 18 year old girl living in a town in rural Kenya. 

Your parents were farmers, but it's become harder and harder to compete with big international companies to get a good price for product. You grew up in extreme poverty.

You're one of 6 children...

February 2, 2018

We are officially taking applicants for our 2018 and 2019 travel dates! 

UTST Vision Trips give you a chance to experience first-hand what life is like for the individuals we serve in Kenya and Uganda. You will be matched with an individual from our programs, and have t...

October 4, 2017

Hi all! My name is Erica Grogg and I recently traveled to Uganda and Kenya with Under the Same Tree (UTST). I want to bring you into an overarching theme that left me in amazement the entire trip and that I keep being reminded of in my daily life back here in St. Louis...

September 17, 2017

Reblog from UTST Volunteer, Erica Grogg:

Emotions are stirring and memories are flooding back. I’m sitting here in St. Louis at a time of racial tension being reminded of how the Lord our God made His presence known to me in Africa. Until today, I had yet to beginning b...

September 13, 2017

As our bus neared the border to cross over into Kenya, I noticed three little girls on the side of the road.  They were jumping up and down, screaming in excitement, and waving at those of us on the bus.  I quickly realized that our bus passing by was a huge enjoyment...

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