The Amani Home
Amani means ‘peace’ in Swahili. The mission of Kithoka Amani Children’s Home (KACH) is the keep orphaned and vulnerable children in the community where they grew up, which preserves a child’s network of support.
IPI provides full funding for primary and secondary schools for all Amani Home children. An additional fund pays partial school fees for non-resident orphaned children. The College Scholars Program funds college degrees for determined high school graduates, helping to lift families out of the cycle of poverty.
Enterprise & Empowerment
IPI helps community women develop skills so they can support their families. These women are often widowed or with husbands who are ill or unemployed. IPI provides training in tailoring, jewelry making, weaving, hairdressing, and hospitality management. Some of these efforts have included giving circles of trained women seed money to fund the purchasing of supplies, and assisted them in transporting their goods to market.
Peace & Ethical Leadership Training
IPI leads many nonviolence and peace training programs whose mission is the prevention and transformation of conflict through research, education, and training. IPI believes that only “homegrown” peace initiatives will save Africa from the current quagmire of persistent conflicts.Training civic, social, and governmental groups, and including traditional peace processes adapted to contemporary use, are significant aspects of peacebuilding in Africa. IPI, through programs like INPEACE and New Generation Leaders, is committed to serving that goal.
Tiriji Eco Center
An eco-project geared towards reviving a community’s traditional ways of food production began in 2014. This enhances sustainable agriculture through the care of our land, conservation of our environment, and the empowerment of the local people to rebuild the broken relationships. This sustainable food system helps create resilient communities. Organic farming, solar energy and drip irrigation are among the environmental preserving techniques used and taught to others. The lush food forest here feeds the kids living at The Kithoka Amani Community Home.