Amani Liberia

Amani Liberia, Where Peace Transcends

Amani Liberia
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Amani Liberia is a sewing and business-training project for women in Liberia. The project serves a two-fold purpose. First, Amani gives women the opportunity to improve skills such as purchasing, bookkeeping, quality control, management and design. Second, Amani aims to sow seeds of peace in the hearts of the women as they grow in community and faith together.

Amani Liberia is part of a larger organization, Amani ya juu, Swahili for “Peace from Above”, (amaniafrica.org). The network of peace is alive in Liberia, Kenya, Burundi, Uganda, and Rwanda---as well as Washington, D.C. and Chattanooga, TN.

In 1989, pain and loss gripped Liberia as civil conflict broke out. Becky Chinchen, an American working to develop Liberia, was forced to flee with her family.
In 1996, Becky founded Amaniya Juu in Kenya. Amani offered a place where wounds could heal, life could be revived, and purpose could be restored. Peace was lived out in Kenya and soon passed to sister centers in other countries.
In 2011, God’s peace for families and communities came full circle with the opening of Amani Liberia in the rural community of Yekepa, Liberia. Amani Liberia is a place where peace transcends. 
What Does Amani Liberia Look Like?
                In a country where 85% of the population is unemployed, Amani offers jobs and skills training.

                To a country lacking in professional capacity, Amani provides leadership training to emerging leaders.

                To those who have never had a chance to dream, Amani gives hope to members, allowing them to pursue dreams for their family’s future.

                In a place where the moral fabric of society has been unraveled by civil conflict and over 75% of females have been raped, Amani members engage in daily devotionals, prayer, and peaceful reconciliation.

                Where churches are stuck in Sunday religious practices and traditions, Amani engages in holistic ministry to the body, mind, heart, and spirit.

Amani Liberia has a program called the Amani Girls Club which helps girls ages 8-13 to understand their importance and stay in school. 

Liberian girls often leave school at an early age due to responsibility at home, or simply a lack of support from family and community, making them susceptible to young pregnancy and high-risk jobs like prostitution. Statistics say if a girl can succeed past the sixth grade, she has a higher chance of graduating from high school. Four students at ABCU---four women who are positive, confident role models---lead the club weekly, encouraging these 150+ girls to remain in school. 

Amani Liberia Contact Information

Hannah Lenore, Country Director: 0880801462

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