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Amani ya Juu — reconciliation

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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Kevin and her Baby

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Kevin and her Baby

Kevin (center) is the Accountant at Amani Uganda. She has been extremely helpful with the growth of the Uganda center. She recently became a mother! We're so thrilled about this new addition to the Amani Family. . Since we are celebrating Kevin's introduction to motherhood, we asked some of the other women at Amani Uganda to tell us their favorite thing about being a mom! .  Alice with her son. "In being a mother, I appreciate the respect I receive from other people" - Alice .   Pauline and her kids. Pauline working. "My favorite thing is when my children are successful...

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Meet Lucy

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Lucy began stitching placemats with us 18 years ago as a devastated Sudanese refugee. Read her story of loss, reconciliation, and a beautiful future. "The worst memory that I can remember is the time when we were still in Juba, says Lucy in a UNHCR video several years ago. "The rebels were shelling (using explosives) the town. And, at the moment, if it felt like it cut everything that is around. I’ve seen a woman who was pregnant and this particle just cut her into pieces." Lucy left Juba, Sudan (now South Sudan) in 1992 and fled to Kenya." It was so painful to leave my...

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An Interview with Mama Rahab

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Last year, Amani ya Juu shared the story of an extraordinary young woman and entrepreneur named Rahab. Behind women like Rahab, there are often incredible mothers. Today we invite you to meet her mother, Elizabeth. “Did you know I live in a slum?” Elizabeth asks politely. “At night, it isn’t safe, but during the day it is good.” Elizabeth, or Mama Rahab, is a widow, mother and grandmother in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenyan women often go by the title “Mama” followed by the name of their oldest child. Mama Rahab came to Amani Kenya about 8 years ago. “When I came to Amani I was very desperate,” she explains....

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Meet Aparo Joyce

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Rather than Western-style first and last names, people in Northern Uganda have an Acholi name and a Christian name. Joyce's Acholi name is Aparo, and her Christian name is Joyce. She goes by both---they're used interchangeably. [caption id="attachment_3056" align="aligncenter" width="560"] Aparo Joyce with Dan, her youngest child[/caption] "I'm thankful that God created me whole."   - Aparo Joyce, Uganda Aparo Joyce smiles—she’s always ready to light up Amani Uganda with a laugh. And her son Dan takes after her cheerful personality with his entertaining almost-two-year-old antics. But smiles haven’t always been so ready on Joyce’s face. When she was a young girl, only...

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