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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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Amani ya Juu Women Make My Heart Smile

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Amani ya Juu Women Make My Heart Smile

A few words from Ali, our Creative Director...    The women at Amani ya Juu continue to make my heart smile. My absolute favorite moments of my days here are when I get to stop and chat with a lady while passing her on the steps or share a joke and a high-five or when I get to sit next to her at her sewing machine and ask about her weekend. Chapel time has also been so encouraging. I've never seen Amani's chapel so full as I have on this trip! Every day I get to see women coming to hear from...

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What are You Thankful For?

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What are You Thankful For?

Though each woman at Amani Kenya has experienced tremendous hardship, they give thanks for their many blessings.  Some have witnessed the murder of their families and were forced to flee their country. Others have experienced heinous domestic abuse. Some were confronted with the difficult decision between hunger or prostitution on a daily basis. But they give thanks for the blessings in their lives daily. We asked 5 women: "What are you thankful for?" Here are their responses. "I am thankful to God for: My Amani family. My children, because they are good at school and they also help me with...

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Fair Trade Mountain Wedding Inspiration in Tennessee

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Fair Trade Mountain Wedding Inspiration in Tennessee

Amani ya Juu (and several other ethical friends) were featured on Mountainside Bride!   Everything about a mountain wedding should look beautiful—and be made beautifully, too! This mountain wedding inspiration features fair trade accessories, shoes, and dresses handmade by artists… Read and see more at: Fair Trade Mountain Wedding Inspiration in Tennessee

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Shailaja Samosa Recipe - Kenyan Style

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Shailaja Samosa Recipe - Kenyan Style

A samosa is a triangular savory pastry fried in oil, containing spiced vegetables or meat. This treat originated in India, but it has become very popular in many other parts of the world---especially in East Africa! Check out our recipe for these tasty treats!   1mrecipes.com Shailaja Samosa Recipe Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef ( or you can substitute chicken or turkey) 1/2 - 1 small onion chopped 1 tsp. turmeric 1 tsp. curry powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. red pepper lime wedges You can also add: 1/4 cup cilantro 1/4 green pepper - diced small 3 cloves garlic Ingredients for wrappers:...

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