Amani Foundation Inc

Shop Amani. Spread Peace.

aka Amani ya Juu   |   Chattanooga, TN   |  https://amaniafrica.org

Mission

Amani ya Juu means "Peace from Above." We are a social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women through faith in God. Women gain valuable experience in design, management and sewing. Product sales through our retail outlets sustain the organization and women and their families.

Ruling year info

2000

Executive Director

Rebecca Chinchen

Main address

511 S Hawthorne St Unit 3302

Chattanooga, TN 37404 USA

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EIN

62-1745187

NTEE code info

Women's Service Clubs (S81)

Employment Training (J22)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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Amani Kenya

Our largest and original center, Amani Kenya has been in operation as a self-sustaining social enterprise for over 20 years. Amani Kenya provides skills training, employment opportunities, loving community, and spiritual discipleship to marginalized women in East Africa.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Amani Uganda was founded in 2012 by Simprosa Acayo, a former refugee from the Ugandan civil conflict. She became a member of Amani Kenya and worked there for a number of years before returning home to Uganda. Upon her return she saw the need to skills training and job opportunities for women who had been caught up in the conflict, and so she worked with Amani ya Juu leadership to open Amani Uganda.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Amani Chattanooga was started in 2012 by Joanna Vaughn as the U.S. distribution point for the goods made at Amani's African centers. Amani Chattanooga hosts our website product warehouse, our only U.S. retail location, and is also the warehouse for all goods distributed by our faithful ambassadors through small sales throughout the country. Amani Chattanooga uses intentional hiring practices to provide employment opportunitites to the materially poor in Chattanooga.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

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Amani Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 6/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nathan Thompson