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Meet our Intern: Emily Kirwan

AmaniDC Interns

[caption id="attachment_562" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Ready to help![/caption] Name: Emily Kirwan Hometown: Dallas, Tx School & Degree: Baylor University; Non-profit Marketing and International Business Role at Amani: Marketing Intern; “Twitter-poster,” photographer, social-media researcher, shop-keeper …and office coffee gofer. *Check out her great product photos at [caption id="attachment_564" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Working so hard she needs TWO computers.[/caption] How did you first learn about Amani? Last year I was part of a study abroad trip that focused on Social Entrepreneurship and Microfinance in the beautiful country of Rwanda. My group visited the Amani sister center there, Amahoro ava Hejuru ("Peace from Above" in Kinyarwanda). The women welcomed us graciously, gave us a tour of the facility, and of course, danced for us. What made you want to intern with Amani? I wanted to learn more about using sustainability and business as a means of partnering with people in lifting themselves out of poverty. [caption id="attachment_563" align="aligncenter" width="500"] We like to play too![/caption] Random Favorites: I'm big on peanut butter, running, crafting, and reading. I literally want to visit every country, am fascinated by public transportation (as it is virtually non-existent in Texas), and really, really love babies. My little brother is my hero. Also, I wear 100 SPF sunscreen every day.

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  • Lauren Houser on

    Thats my Big!!! love u bunches!!!! :)

  • Linda Thomas on

    Have a wonderful time! Amani ya Juu is a very special place with very dear people there. I know and love a few of them. :)


  • A Word from our Intern: Discovering Community at AmaniDC « Amani DC on

    […] were encouraged to receive a note recently from Emily, a senior at Baylor University who interned at AmaniDC last […]

  • Rebekah Brown on

    you are cooler than spicy food and cappuccinos!

  • Reagan on

    What a blessing you have in Emily as an intern! She has a heart for people, and more importantly, finding a need and filling it!

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