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Article: Meet a Few of Amani Kenya's New Trainees

Meet a Few of Amani Kenya's New Trainees

It is always a joy for us at Amani to welcome new women to our work, our centers, and our family. Their involvement with Amani will equip them with new skills, bring them into a supportive community, and provide a stable source of income. Every woman arrives at Amani with different needs and hopes. Some are full of giddy excitement at new possibilities. Others are more tentative, they are not yet sure what to make of Amani or they find the task of learning how to sew quite challenging. Regardless of their expectations, it is a learning experience for all of them. We asked a few of our new trainees to share about themselves and what they hope to gain from their time with Amani. [caption id="attachment_527" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Mitamba[/caption] First Name: Mitamba Country of Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo Training: Gift bags, coffee bags, and batik placemats What do you hope to gain from your time with Amani? To have quality sewing skills and to gain financial support. [caption id="attachment_529" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Diana[/caption] First Name: Diana Country of Origin: Burundi Training:  Customer care in the shop, travel tote, full apron, and girl’s purses What do you hope to gain from your time with Amani? I am hoping for spiritual guidance and financial support to meet basic needs and educate my children. Any available opportunity that Amani can offer. [caption id="attachment_530" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Wanja[/caption] First Name: Wanja Country of Origin: Kenya Training:  Placemats and tea bags What do you hope to gain from your time with Amani? Sewing skills and also the ability to pass on the skills I learn to others. Financial stability. [caption id="attachment_531" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Martha[/caption] First Name: Martha Country of Origin: Uganda Training:  Customer care in the Café and placemats What do you hope to gain from your time with Amani? New skills and the ability to learn to make many different products. Financial stability to be able to support myself and further my education.

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