About Amaniya Juu

Amani began in 1996 with four women sewing placemats together in Nairobi. One of these women was an American named Becky Chinchen. After fleeing the civil war in Liberia with her husband and four daughters, she found herself in Kenya among other refugee women. She saw the need to affirm the dignity and worth of those around her. Along with Magdalene from Mozambique and Lucy and Veronica, both from Sudan, she gave birth to Amani ya Juu, “Peace from Above.


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