Over the years, Amani’s commitment to holistic ministry has led to pursuing peace in unique and creative ways. While daily operations and training are paid for through the sale of Amani products, donations are used to support a variety of outreach programs that have emerged as ways to share peace with women and their families.
|Amani Emergency Fund|
|Many Amani women live on the edge of survival. Gifts to the Emergency Fund provide support for basic needs when individuals are faced with unexpected crisis. Gifts in the past have been used for food distribution during post-election violence in Kenya, traumatic loss in a family, medical expenses for extreme illnesses, and emergency home relocation due to physical danger. A gift today can help provide for a day in the future when the women of Amani face uncertainty and loss.
|Amani Children of Peace Camp|
|Several times a year, production at centers in Kenya and Burundi (and soon Uganda!) shut down and the focus shifts to the children of the trainees. The event is a day camp called Amani Watoto in Kenya and Amahoro Bano in Burundi, meaning “Children of Peace”. The children celebrate peace and forgiveness through games, crafts, and stories. Though they come from different ethnic groups, they learn to accept each other and play together regardless of differences. The camp is run by mothers who work at Amani.
|Stitching is at the heart of Amani’s work. New sewing machines are essential for women new to Amani or working at the younger Amani centers. Donations to sewing machines are used to assist women in purchasing their own sewing machines, which enables them to work at home while caring for their families. Consider giving to this fund and extending a practical support to these women.