“International Peace Initiative” (IPI) is our international project, in Meru, Kenya.
Dr Karumbu Ringera, the founder of IPI met with Club Members on a recent visit. Karambu was able to update us on how the money raised by the Club is being spent to eduate and empower women and girls whose lives have been affected by HIV and AIDS. Karambu showed us pictures of the Amani children’s home that she has built with help from outside organisations in the UK and USA. Amani means peace in Swahili, and the home is a peaceful place where there are currently 27 children living to carry on their studies. The transformation of the barren wasteland to the lush gardens and organic market garden is amazing. Karambu hopes to create a self-sufficent childrens’ home where produce is grown on site along with some farm animals. The St Albans Club is fundraising to put 4 girls through secondary education. In addtion the Club is selling jewellery made by HIV+ve women in Kenya which provides them with a sustainable income.
To download the newsletter from IPI click here: IPI Newsletter1
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