What does it mean to be loved at Amani ya Juu? [caption id="attachment_237" align="alignleft" width="289" caption="Dorcas stitches at Amani in Nairobi, Kenya."][/caption] Dorcas works in Amani's clothing department in Nairobi, Kenya. She has been transformed by the love of her Amani sisters. These are her words of love found at Amani: At Amani, we have grown to love without caring that we don’t belong to the same community or even country. I have learned to love across the board. I have learned to love without asking, “Are these my people?” When I first came to Amani, I had many things hurting inside of my heart. These hurt feelings came out in bad actions and words. At Amani I was loved and embraced regardless. The women received me. They helped bring out the things that were hurting me. I didn’t even realize they were bad. They had become normal to me. I have been able to release the pain through love. I have been changed inside and out. Even my family can see it. When someone loves you, love can change you.