The mission of International Peace Initiatives is to promote cultures of peace by supporting sustainable initiatives that improve livelihoods and enhance quality of life. IPI-U.S. helps fund, and gives advice and technical assistance to IPI-Kenya, which runs all operations in Meru, Kenya
International Peace Initiatives envisions a world where violence, poverty and disease no longer exist and every individual lives in dignity and with integrity.
Who We Serve
Specifically, IPI builds a new generation of leaders through peace and ethical leadership programs, and provides orphans, women living with HIV/AIDS, survivors of violence, and communities with the tools and resources to move from violence, poverty, and crisis to stability and self-reliance, thereby building resilient communities.
- Participatory and holistic approach to development and peace-building
- Human rights, child rights and women’s rights focus
- We embrace practices that enhance environmental, social and economic sustainability
- Promoting equality, equity and justice
Dr. Karambu Ringera first met a group of women who were who were living with HIV/AIDS in July of 2002. The women were meeting at my mother’s home and they all were struggling to support themselves and their children. They asked me whether I could assist them in sending the AIDS orphans to school and also if I could help the women living with AIDS get medication. I said to the women, “I am just a student and really have no money. However, I will think about your request.
IPI-Kenya Board of Directors
IPI-U.S. Board of Directors
Friends and Partners
The work of IPI is only achievable through our mutually-transformative partnerships with local and global friends.
- Captiva Marketing
- Citywide Banks
- Colorado Coalition for African Empowerment
- Ecologia Youth Trust
- Kenya Urithi Education Fund
- Rotary Club of Denver
- Students Shoulder-to-Shoulder
- Technology Partnerships
- University of Michigan
- Women’s Partnership Market
- Balm Touch International
- Initiatives of Change
- Rotary Club of Meru
- Engineers Without Borders, UK
- KORI, The Vessel Project
- Soroptimist International, St Albans and District
- Alpine Initiatives
- Skansen Construction Company
- Western Case Reserve
Skansen brought life to a young IPI when they committed to providing the buildings for the Amani Children’s Home for children orphaned by AIDS. Chris Skansen, owner, found IPI online in 2006 and made a personal contact to IPI and we would not be where we are today without their work.