Name: Lindsay Weaver
School and Degree: Southern Adventist University. Masters of Science in Global Community Development.
Role at Amani: I am the Marketing and Resource Development intern. I work closely with the Marketing Director/Resource Development Coordinator to create blogs, manage social media posts, research promotional opportunities, assisting in various warehouse tasks, and providing support for donor relations.
What made you want to intern with Amani: I have spent time living and working with vulnerable women and children in East Africa. The culture feels like home to me, and it is my personal calling to continue to empower my brothers and sisters overseas. When I moved back to Chattanooga I started following Amani on facebook. I resonated with their mission and their beautiful handcrafted items reminded me of my time spent in Tanzanian markets. When I saw they were in need of an intern I jumped at the opportunity to learn from their development model. I’m very excited to be a part of this international team.
(planting trees with a student in Bugar, Tanzania)
(working with a womens sewing group Nyota Njema in Ayalalio, Tanzania)
Favorite Amani Product: West African Safari Quilt
Random Facts: My husband and I live in a “tiny house” that was built by my husbands company Wind River Custom Homes. Its 275 square feet of bliss, decorated with items from our travels, and was featured on the show Tiny House Nation.