Visit to Amani Ya Juu

Amani Ya Juu is Kiswahili for ‘Peace from Above’
This is an organization that employs women from the slums in Kenya to make beaded jewellery and stitch beautiful aprons, bags, oven gloves and the like. Some of them were refugees from neighboring countries: Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia and even Ruanda. The proceeds collected from the sale of these articles are used to pay the women employees’ salaries and run the organization.

On 15th March, on behalf of LHSG, 6 members: Angela, Ayala, Nalina, Monica, Punita and Kamal donated 80 umbrellas and blankets to the women workers. These were timely gifts, as the rains had started and the weather had started to turn cold. The women were extremely grateful. They gave us a lovely welcome, even sang some lovely gratitude songs. We were moved by their warmth and humbled by their contentment and absolute belief in God despite their hardships.

 

20100315 – Amani Ya Juu

 

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