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What is the Amani Children’s Foundation?Amani is the Swahili word for peace-the kind of peace that comes when every child is safe and cared for by a loving family. We partner with New Life Home Trust in Kenya to provide care for infants orphaned by AIDS and poverty in Kenya. Why the infants? Because they are the most vulnerable, but also potentially the most hopeful, part of the story. Due to the financial resources and specialized care required to properly take care of an infant, very little attention is given to them from national or international sources. Where are the babies cared for? There are now four New Life Homes for babies across the country in Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu, and Nyeri. There are also 2 family homes in Nairobi and Nakuru, as well as feeding centers for vulnerable children in Lamu, the Tana River area, and Ruiru. The homes have strict financial accountability and are highly respected in Kenya for their high standards of care and loving environment. Where do the babies grow up? Nearly all of the children are adopted by Kenyan families! The adoptions are full, legal adoptions in the high court of Kenya, guaranteeing all rights, inheritance and privileges to these children. No other country in Africa has seen this happen. Of the 1540 babies rescued since 1993, about 45 with special needs will most likely be New Life Home’s children forever. Are there other "downstream” impacts from this work? Yes. The families who adopt these babies are taking a radical stand for the value of children and against the traditional taboo of adoption and the tyranny of tribalism. And New Life Homes employs 200 Kenyan staff members, mostly women, who are breadwinners for their families in a country of massive unemployment