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Empowering Minds International Inc,

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Causes: Counseling, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, International, International Development, Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment, Protection Against Abuse

Mission: The mission of Empowering Minds International "EMI" is to empower and educate women, individuals, families and communities to live meaningful, sustainable, safe and independent lives by providing mental health services and safe shelters in Kenya.

Target demographics: Marginalized people with Mental Health Issues, Plus domestic and sexual violence survivors.

Geographic areas served: Kenya

Programs: Safe Home, Counseling, Rehabilitation , Skills Training and Transition.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Silke H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

"A life changing experience!"

After searching for months for an ethical organization, I decided to volunteer at Agatha Amani House for two months. The best decision I could make! The staff and girls living at the shelter are very welcoming and make you feel at home right from the beginning. Hearing their stories was confronting, but therefore I am so grateful that I could be part of their healing process. As a psychologist my tasks included individual counseling, group therapy, preparing and teaching classes, organizing activities, taking care of babies, administration, and many more. I wasn't bored for a minute and always found something to do. What your tasks are at the shelter depends on your expertise and what you feel like doing. Everyone at AAH is open to any suggestion and all support is helpful.

My experience was even better than I could imagine. I feel like I was able to make a change and at the same time learned a lot from the girls and their culture. I miss them already. Highly recommend! :-) If you have questions, message me at silke.heylen@hotmail.com and I will be happy to answer.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization, in which I volunteered during 2 months, helps teenage girls or young women (and their babies) reintegrate into society after sexual trauma. They have a farm and implement permaculture to produce more sustainably. Thanks to the farm they generate food and incomes. These revenues make it possible to organize the education and reintegration programs that change the lives of these women. Unfortunately, this is not enough for the number of people there, that's why they're currently trying to buy a new hectare of land, don't hesitate to help them! Your donation will be well used and very helpful!

It was very interesting and meaningful to work with all the staff and girls. I learned a lot with them and I hope I was useful too.

Nyakio, Marie and the others, I hope you all the best!
RĂ©mi