2001

Amani Children’s Home is born! In September 2001, three local Tanzanians got together to start a home for street children. They rented a two-bedroom house and opened their doors to 6 children who had no where else to turn to.

In the past decade, the number of children living on the streets of Tanzania has grown rapidly due to the effects of poverty, HIV/AIDS, breakdown of the family, and other factors. The new home was called “Amani,” which means “peace” in Swahili.

For the hundreds of children who have been helped by Amani since its inception in 2001, Amani has truly been a haven of peace. All of Amani’s caregivers worked as volunteers at this time.