Maureen Kimani | Kenya
HAMI IMANI AFRICA
HAMI IMANI AFRICA is a ministry that seeks to help women, Teenage Mothers and children receive Inner Healing who are emotionally vulnerable, physically abused and emotionally oppressed, and have the need to overcome and live a purposeful life.
God bless you pastor Lydia Wanjiru and Katana Mae for ministering to the girls of Msumarini Kanagoni primary school in Kilifi county. Alive to Serve serves needy girls with dignity kits which comprise reusable sanitary towels and underwear. This compassionate act...
What Hamani Imani Africa is Doing
From nutrition and reproductive health support to ministry and discipleship, to ending the horrendous practice of female genital mutilation, your contribution directly creates long-lasting impact and dignity to rural communities.
SANITARY TOWELS PROJECT
Imagine missing school over this valued commodity. We can change this with a simple solution of washable pads!
A $50 monthly contribution restores dignity to ten girls.
SOLAR POWERED AUDIO BIBLES
What better way to share the good news than a sustainable tool that lets people listen to the gospel and share with others.
Your gift of $37 provides one Bible that can change countless lives.
Hunger is a constant for the most in need. Your funds go directly to feed the elderly, widows, disabled people and orphans.
A donation of $10 will feed one person for a week.
TRAINING FOR THE MASAAI: WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Increasing faith and fellowship brings joy and strength to women in thier communities when they have the tools and training.
Your help of $50 goes far to cover travel, food and supplies.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is still a practice in rural areas on girls as young as six years old. With your help, we give powerful training to these communities to end the practice forever.
Each trip into the bush is $1,500. Any amount given is welcome.
Hami Imani Update
We were in Kajiado for a Community Dialogue meeting at Inkai Primary school in Maili Tisa.
We were here before and we had a Dignity Towels distribution and donated some food and the head teacher asked us to come back and talk to the parents and the students. In this community some topics are hard to be discussed because of culture and traditions. It’s Community Dialogue that is needed because together we can do much as the Church, School and community to help our generations. Men and women do not have Sex Education conversations with their children it’s hard for them. When a girl undergoes circumcision she has already been conditioned to think she is ready for marriage. Male suitors when they become morans they think they are ready for marriage and will abandon school to start marriage life at the tender age. We need them to have an education. Illiteracy levels are still very high in the Masaai. Girls dropping out of school was high especially in 2020 in the pandemic. We asked the parents to know that girls were not just profit making ventures and boys were more important. Both genders can be exposed to HIV and STD’s and teenage pregnancies. Promiscuity is very high. If we don’t talk to our children we will be left with so many issues that will bring more pain than growth to the community.
Sex Education and END FGM are conversations that need to go hand in hand for us to see change in this community. Having young children engaging in sex is not an easy thing and it was a hard conversation. Children learn more by observation. We had to also ask the parents to have their affairs done privately. Due to their living arrangements in the manyattas we had to ask that they keep their affairs private. We had a good conversation and both the Parents, school and the church saw why it was important. All parties agreed to help nurture and also keep the children in school. A girl can only be pregnant once in a year and a boy can impregnate as many girls as he can possibly can. Yet his life will go on but how many lives will be ruined by this one young man? He will not take responsibility for his actions and the girls will be married off to old men.
Together we can join hands and change the narrative for the Masaai Community. It’s the conversations we have to keep having as we prepare for the #ENDFGM Training at the end of this month.
We planted a tree to mark this occasion.