Jambo from Amani Kenya![caption id="attachment_3585" align="alignright" width="200"] Becky Chinchen, Founder/Executive Director[/caption] I’d like to personally thank you for the gift of your friendship to Amani ya Juu! Your support—whether through financial gifts, product purchases, or visits to a center—has encouraged us and enabled us to come this far. That makes us want to celebrate! This summer marks the 18th year since Amani ya Juu began in my living room with 3 refugee women. After fleeing from Liberia, I landed in Nairobi, Kenya among refugees like myself. I saw a need to affirm the dignity of those around me through empowering work and a safe community. We started with a small personal loan, a pattern for placemats, and four hurting hearts seeking healing and peace. Today, thousands of people (women, their children and spouses, and visitors) have been impacted by God’s peace through Amani centers in 6 different countries.
Over the years, wear and tear that occurs naturally when many people move through a space has begun to take its toll on the Amani Kenya center.Renovations are desperately needed in order to maintain the beautiful facility that contributes to women finding dignity and peace on a daily basis. Celebrate with us by giving a gift to Amani on her 18th birthday. Pick a project and be a part of sowing peace.In Peace from Above---Amani ya Juu, Becky Chinchen Founder/Executive Director Amani ya Juu [caption id="attachment_3587" align="aligncenter" width="433"] Some stories have come full circle when women are able to “graduate” from Amani and start their own small businesses, spreading peace in various communities. Rahab is one example. To read her story, click here.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3584" align="aligncenter" width="560"] Renovations are needed in order to maintain the beautiful facility that contributes to women finding dignity and peace on a daily basis.[/caption]