This was an exciting year at Amani Children’s Home, with new projects taking shape!

The construction of the Youth Transition Houses – aimed for youth with no family, to start living semi-independently – started in February and it is almost completed, but for the external facade.

The Amani farm was formally transformed into a “skills training center” with a proper classroom, storage room and a shed for livestock and chickens. The children planted hundreds of fruit trees and in the last quarter of the year we welcomed a cow and 200 chickens.

After the closure of one of the biggest organizations working with street children in Moshi, we decided to transition to Amani’s care an extra 62 street kids. With this addition Amani is giving an education to around 300 former street children.

We managed to rescue close to 90 children from the streets and our Children’s Home is at capacity at various times this year. We kept working to improve our reunification program and reunited 56 children with their families. A new pilot “micro-grants program” starts to better support these families to be self-sustainable.

When the year was close to an end, the commitment of a generous donor, helped us make the decision to expand to a different city. Preparations start to open a small “satelite” in Singida 400 km away from Moshi. Amani goes national!