Amani Holiday Sale 12/4 - 12/6 Benefits African Refugees
Amani Ya Juu is a fair trade sewing and economic development program for marginalized women in Africa. Amani is an international program, and its distribution center is located in here Chattanooga at 420 S. Willow Street. Both a warehouse and a retail space, Amani Chattanooga will host a holiday sale December fourth through the sixth. Molly Gardner, who is both the Event Planner and a photographer for Amani Chattanooga, joins us to talk about the nonprofit's mission and special events planned during the sale.
From the Amani Web site:
Amani portrays a unique picture of diversity, with women coming from Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Mozambique, and other African nations. Amani began in 1996 with four women sewing placemats together in Nairobi. Since then, Amani has grown to over 100 women representing ethnic groups and experiences from all across Africa. As women return to their homelands, they carry Amani with them. Amani has established a presence of peace in five African nations and two US cities (Washington, DC and Chattanooga, TN). Each Amani center is locally registered and independently managed with support from an international leadership team.