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Exciting New Projects are in the Works!

  • We have rented farmland! 10 hectares have been rented from a nearby farm, and now that rainy season is starting we are getting ready to plant our own crops! In early December we will plant maize, in order to harvest in August of next year! This is an exciting way for Amani to have more stability and autonomy, and hopefully the yield will be high so we can sell the extra food in order to buy some of our other necessities!
  • Construction has begun on a second dormitory! Space is very tight with all of the children sleeping in one dormitory, and through the help of dedicated sponsors from Italy, we have started construction on a second! The picture below shows how far it has already come!
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These are both ongoing projects, and the dormitory in particular still needs more sponsors to be completed- if you would like to be a part of either of these endeavors, please let us know!

Food Shortage

Friends & Supporters of Amani Orphanage,

We are in the midst of exciting new projects – bringing new facilities and opportunities to the Children of Amani, as well as our dedicated team who make it all possible. We are grateful for the directed funding that makes our new classrooms and dorm rooms a reality, and have no doubt these contributions will continue to allow Amani to grow and prosper.

As we move forward, however, we stay conscientious of meeting the most critical needs for our children: fresh food and clean water. With many of our donations dedicated to construction projects our funding for these basic provisions grows somewhat restricted. As a result, keeping our pantries and plates full each month is consistently difficult.

We reach out to you to ask for your support – financial and otherwise – to keep the Children of Amani healthy and happy. Through your sponsorship, one-time donations, or recurring contributions you will become part of this project that makes such a difference in the lives of Amani’s children. As a 501(c)3 registered charity, your donations are tax-deductible.

We thank you all for your support!

Feel free to contact us will any questions or concerns at childrenofamani@gmail.com!

Amani is a registered 501(c)3!

It’s official! Amani is a registered 501(c)3 so all donations are tax deductable in the United States.

Our EIN number is available upon request, and each year we will be releasing an annual report on how your funding helps Amani grow. Amani has formed its inaugural board of directors, and authenticated our executive officers. Their bios will be available online during the month of April. Additionally, we will be launching The Amani Orphanage News Letter: find us at the-amani-orphange-news-letter@googlegroups.com. Our first edition will go out at the end of this month so stay tuned.

Finally, our water pump is being installed at lighting spend. Thanks to Sharon, Kristina, and all the incredible donors who helped realize this project. Additionally, we have lovely new chairs and tables in our new kitchen facility! Amani’s facilities are fantastic!

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Calls for a new additions to our Board of Directors!

Amani is in the process of creating it’s official board of directors. With financial support from our donors, and under the fantastic guidance of Brooke Allison, Amani is moving toward legal legitimacy as a US Charity and full 501(3c) organization! 


We are now accepting interest for our inaugural board of directors! We have a few final spots open to active participants in Amani’s life and fund-raising. Ideal candidates are past volunteers and donors, who are interested in helping design Amani’s fund raising campaigns, brain storming social media projects, and guiding sponsorship programs etc. Specifically, individuals would help us make important decisions for Amani meetings twice a year via skype to vote and share insights. Please email me at kate.et.thompson@gmail.com by March 10!

Sponsorship Updates

A humongous thank you to Brook and Troy Allison and Ombretta Fiumana, who now sponsor Neema Ramadhani and Magdalena Emmanueli respectively. We cannot thank you enough for the difference you’re making in the lives of these children, who can now attend private schools. Your dedication, patience and generosity means the world to them and to us!

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Thank you Maureen Nicolson!

We try to recognize or dedicated sponsors as much as possible! We need to send a big thank you to Maureen, who is sending two of our boys to school. They are BEYOND excited to start attending Yakini School. Here are some photo updates from Maureen’s boys, as well as Ombretta and Magdalena!


Happy Holidays From Amani! Thanks Eddy and Chantal Verhoeven

This holiday Eddy and Chantal from Belgium brought a donation of over 1000 USD and lots of children’s clothing to Amani. Eddy and Chantal are long time travelers to Tanzania and visited Amani for the first time in 2013. They were immediately touched by our work with our children. Back in Belgium they started a fundraising and we especially want to thank the colleagues, family and friends of Eddy and Chantal and institute ‘Emiliani’ who donated so generously to our orphanage. Their gift provided the funds to cover health care for the children, as well as a variety of healthy food for this month. Tomatoes, wheat, fruits, maize, onions, sugar, beans, meat, salt and cooking oil abound!

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” To us it’s very important that the colleges, the name of the institute we work in  and our friends and family are mentioned. Without them we wouldn’t  have been able to sponsor Amani.” -Eddy

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Additionally, we need to thank donors John Price, Silvia Vosseler and Elizabeth Hayes for their generosity this month! Amani is truly starting off the new year in fine shape, with the funds to cover our immediate food needs and sustain the construction projects initiated in 2014.

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