By the spring of 2004, Amani was overflowing with children, but we remained committed to our ‘open-door’ policy: never turning away a homeless child.

Martin Crabb from Intrepid Guerba Travels (now a member of Friends of Amani UK) offered to do what he could to help. He made a personal contribution towards purchasing a plot of land and Intrepid Guerba offered free treks up Mt. Kilimanjaro to climbers who raised funds for a new Amani building.

Amani was able to purchase land and began planning to build a proper home for the many children who turn to Amani for help. Throughout the year 64 children lived at Amani.