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Overworked or just over work?

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Overworked or just over work?

    Work. What is work? We use phrases like ‘I’m beat’ ‘I’m spent’ ‘I’m overworked’ ‘The grind’ ‘The rat race is really getting to me’ ... The list goes on and on. It’s easy, especially in Western culture, to have a picture of work as something that we do for a particular time in our lives… we pay bills, take  care of our kids, buy Christmas presents...then what? We retire? Did you make enough money to travel the world? Did you make enough for the endless shrimp pasta on that cruise? After you’ve read all those books you’ve been...

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Meet Monica

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Meet Monica

Meet the Women: Monica "I'm grateful to be at Amani...you find sisters and they are able to pray for you, encourage you, and help you with what you are going through..." Monica, Kenya. Watch the video to hear more from Monica! Meet the Women: Monica from Amani ya Juu on Vimeo. Help us empower women like Monica! 3 ways you can help: 1. Share this video 2. Shop at amaniafrica.org 3. Be an Amani Ambassador and host a box party ~ “Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace.”Psalm 37:37

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Fair Trade Month: Filling Homes & Hearts with Peace

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Fair Trade Month: Filling Homes & Hearts with Peace

October is "Fair Trade Month" - and we are proud to be members of the Fair Trade  Federation!Read what two American women have to say about fair trade and why they fill their homes with our products and their hearts with our mission.    Emily Kirwin ~ part of the Amani extended family & long-time customer "Fair trade is trade in which workers are paid fair prices for their work. These workers are safe and well-respected in their workplace. This might be in the US or in a developing country. Fair trade is also regulated by an external organization, in Amani's case...

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Meet Lyndsay: A Chat with the Amani Ambassador Coordinator

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Meet Lyndsay:  A Chat with the Amani Ambassador Coordinator

   Lyndsay Slaten is from  Signal Mountain, TN, right outside of Chattanooga. She is married to Chris, and their kids, Shepard and Sally Ann, are 7 and 5. Lyndsay started working at Amani in 2015 coordinating Amani's Ambassador Box Parties. Last September, Lyndsay was able to journey to Amani Kenya and we interviewed her about her experience there... What was it like to arrive at Amani Kenya and meet the women? When we first arrived to the Amani Kenya campus, we went into the production room to meet all the ladies. They were singing and clapping and smiling, all for us. I...

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Ambassadors for Peace

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Ambassadors for Peace

"I jumped at the chance to be an Amani volunteer because I was so impressed with the products as well as the message that peace with God empowers peace and reconciliation with each other."  ~  Marilyn Kriss, Ambassador of the Year More than volunteers... For 20 years, committed Amani ya Juu volunteers have spread peace by selling Amani products in their homes and communities. Their efforts have ensured that the Amani ladies can thrive and grow through their work. More than volunteers, they are ambassadors for peace.  To honor their role in the mission and sustainability of Amani ya Juu, we are unveiling......

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