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. 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 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 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.

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IPI-Kenya Board of Directors

IPI-U.S. Board of Directors

Advisory Board

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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