Our Mission

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. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps fund, and gives advice and technical assistance to IPI-Kenya, which runs all operations in Meru, Kenya.

Our Vision

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.

Our Approach

  • 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

Our Impact

  • All 73 children living in the Children’s Home earn B+- A+ averages in school
  • Over 50 children have successfully moved on from primary day scholars to secondary boarding schools.
  • 30 KACH kids have graduated with Bachelor’s degrees in International Relations, Business, Finance, Sustainable Peacebuilding, Computer Science and Math, Computer Engineering, Education, Journalism, and more
  • Five KACH kids have completed their Master’s degrees and one will complete is PH.D. in 2022
  • 85% of IPI’s Vocational Skills School graduates have set up their own businesses
  • 600 women have been trained in valuable skills
  • 50,000 people been impacted by peace programs and community outreach programs

Our Story

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 her mother’s home and they all were struggling to support themselves and their children. They asked her whether she could assist them in sending their children to school and also if she could help the women living with AIDS get medication. She said to the women, “I am just a student and really have no money. However, I will think about your request.

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IPI-Kenya Board of Directors

Dr. Karambu Ringera

IPI-U.S. Board of Directors

Eamon Aloyo

Heather Boyd

Angie Phetteplace

Advisory Board

Nancy Ross

Youth Ambassadors

U.S. Staff

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

Former Partners

  • Alpine Initiatives
  • Skansen Construction Company
  • 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.

  • Western Case Reserve
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