A Visit to Lanam Stella’s Home

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As survivors of Joseph Kony’s terror reign (Lord’s Resistance Army), the young ladies of Amani Uganda are recovering from unspeakable horror. The past holds memories of abduction and rape. Many became child soldiers and were forced to kill. Some became mothers when they were still children themselves.

But Amani Uganda is a place of peace, reconciliation, and self-worth. In addition to learning sewing skills, they are forgiving their enemies and nurturing one another’s hearts.

The ladies often organize visits to one another's homes. Recently, the group visited Lanam Stella's home. Home visits include lunch, prayer, devotion, and worship songs.
The ladies often organize visits to one another’s homes. Recently, the group visited Lanam Stella’s home. Home visits include lunch, prayer, devotion, and worship songs.

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Stella, left, receiving a housewarming gift of fruit from Mary.

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Amani Uganda Country Director, Simprosa, usually leads the daily devotion at the end of the workday.

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Grace and Joyce at a home visit.

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Children are welcome at Amani Uganda. These little ones are a constant source of joy. The women care for, play with, and even reprimand one another’s children!

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The group participates in various holistic wellness activities This includes stretching!

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Amani Uganda is up and running, but still needs capital to grow during this phase. Donations pay for everything from sewing machines to group therapy. To give a financial gift to the ladies of Amani Uganda, click here.

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Sustain the ladies financially by purchasing some of their beautiful handmade products Pleated Coin Purse ($10).

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Kitenge Napkin Set ($24 for 6), handmade at Amani Uganda.
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